Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

It's Earth Day and because we at PBE care, we are sharing a super idea to recycle t-shirts. If you use your own bags at the market–and you should–this is a great way to make them and recycle something else, as well.

Here is our recipe for a great market bag:
  • Take an old t-shirt and cut a half-circle out of the neck
  • Cut out the sleeves
  • Sew the bottom
Because of the knit in the t-shirt there is no need to hem any of the edges.

Need a small bag? Don't forget to recycle those kid's shirts. This is almost too easy. It would be a great project for kids especially if they hate getting rid of a favorite shirt.

Make up a few and keep in the trunk of your vehicle and be part of the solution, not the problem. There are way too many plastic bags in the landfill each day.

Here are some other ideas for Earth Day. It really is easy to get involved.


maltese parakeet said...

this is what happens when you leave my mom and aunt home alone too long. i am pleased to say that i am the proud recipient of that budweiser king shopping bag. it will never carry budweiser.

Memaw's memories said...

I'll have to say this is a great idea. We have a lot of old t shirts that would be ideal for this.

I think I'll make some for my children.

Nupur said...

Cute idea!

Deborah Dowd said...

Lucky for me I have a friend who recycles all the old t-shirts she can get into rugs on her weaving loom... but this is a great alternative as well!