Recycle plastic shopping bags when you enter January’s reuse and recycle challenge.
The challange is to take 10 plastic shopping bags and turn them into something useful and sustainable.
Anything goes and anyone, anywhere, can enter.
The winner, announced by moi whose decision is absolutely final, gets a coveted (well, that’s a stretch – brand new and none sold yet) 12 month subscription to The Junk Wave.
To enter: Photograph your finished product and email to us by the end of the month with the story behind your item. Items and stories are judged by Megan. The winner is contacted by email, announced online and in our newsletter to subscribers.
Here’s three ways I have used up plastic bags:
- A woven fish hand towel hanger for the kitchen, laundry or bathroom. I only used 2 plastic bags (doubled over) to make this but I included it to give you an idea that almost anything goes in terms of design and creativity.I punched a hole in the top fin and used a wine wire to fashion a hook. A multi coloured bag would make a most excellent fish hanger for a bathroom with a beach theme. The fish towel hanger can be washed too – how excellent and easy is that!
- I stuffed 10 plastic bags inside a bottle before I paper mached the outside (well, I have hundreds of bags and it sure beats hiding them under Mr Junket’s pillow!). In case you can’t tell, I am making a doll.
- Stripped the plastic bags into yarn and crocheted into a bag for my favourite little girl (who also gets the finished doll above – when it gets finished!)
I wonder what you’ll make for your monthly challange entry? Tell me what you are thinking about without giving your mastermind away.