Monday, July 30, 2007

One Small Step Toward a Healthier Planet

Americans use 12 million gallons of oil to make plastic bags every year.

California alone generates 19 million plastic bags a year.

Every plastic shopping bag that has ever been manufactured is still with us today (unless it was eaten, and choked on, by an endangered sea turtle).

And they are taking over the cabinet under my sink.

This blog is for anyone who is interested in making shopping bags as a substitute for using plastic bags. You can knit, crochet, sew, weave, macrame, whatever. Just make a bag. Or two. Or a dozen. (Preferably made from natural fibers.)

And most importantly, USE them.

Looking for content:

I'm looking for links to free bag patterns, organic or other earth-friendly suppliers (yarn, fabric, etc.), environmental sites/blogs, etc. If you have something you want me to review, email me at makeabag AT yahoo DOT com