BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag
Some inconvenient truths about plastic grocery bags:
- Manufacturing plastic bags relies on fossil fuels.
- Less than 1 percent of 100 billion plastic bags discarded each year get recycled.
- Ocean and land animals die from eating plastic bags mistaken for food.
By using disposable plastic grocery bags as your raw material for craft projects, you can prevent them from impacting the environment as waste or litter while creating new items of long-term usefulness.
A great way to reuse plastic grocery bags is to make them into plarn. Plarn is short for “plastic yarn.” Plarn is made by cutting plastic grocery bags into strips, which are then strung together into a single long strand. You can use plarn instead of regular yarn to crochet sturdy, reusable tote bags, purses, doormats, and more.