Jun 17, 2009

Plastic Bags Begin Again

An enormous island of trash twice the size of Texas is floating in the Pacific Ocean somewhere between San Fransisco and Hawaii.

In some places, the floating debris-estimated to be 90% plastic-goes 90 feet deep. Elsewhere, there are six times more pieces of plastic than plankton, the main food source for many sea animals.

There is more information found here and here . There are videos about it found here and here.

This is one of the most disturbing things I've read recently, and because it has to do with the enormous amount of plastic on our planet , I'm posting links to some crafty videos on ways to recycle/remake plastic bags. I know it may seem small, but for those of us who are owning up to our responsibility to repair planet earth, stopping our dependence on plastic bags is a big deal. We can't just sit around waiting for our government to decalre a ban on plastic bags.

Remaking Plastic Bags:

Messenger Bag from fused plastic bags (tutorial on how to fuse included)

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