Is your bottom drawer like mine: your plastic bags mate and breed? Or, have they all left home; right when you want to recycle one?
If you've got them, SAVE them. They are about to become valuable. [Read more...]
Christmas has hit the stores big time. Decorations need us, apparently. All that bright shiny single use plastic calls to people and begs to be taken home.
DON'T DO IT! Single use plastic is evil - the antithesis of Christmas. To find out just how evil plastic is, read this post: Megan Bayliss Talks a Little Gyre Garbage.
Make your own Christmas decorations and bunting using recycled materials. Try this easy plastic milk bottle and plastic bag bunting: [Read more...]
My daughter encouraged me to try some friendship bracelets from plarn (plastic bag yarn). I am very happy with the results.
Using used grey and blue plastic bags, I tried several different knot patterns and added plarn covered plastic drink bottle neck rings.
Plarn is soft, not scratchy at all. Waterproof, you can wear it in the bath, swimming and it won't get damaged in the rain. Very cool and sustainable.
"How to" recycled friendship bracelet packs are about to go on sale for $5.00 each (make two friendship bangles from one pack). The pack has two knot patterns and enough recycled plastic bag plarn to make a bracelet for yourself and a bracelet for a friend (or Mum). Contact me to find out how to buy them.
And now for some education on Friendship Bracelets:
The origin of Friendship Bracelets [Read more...]
Plastic bags are fused by ironing a few bags together. The material is then be sewn, or cut to make recycled bunting.
Quick, easy, waterproof and good for the environment, recycled plastic bag bunting has the thumbs up from The Junk Wave.
Here's what you do to make your own recycled bunting: [Read more...]