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rainbow upcycled plastic plarn shopping bag / market tote / beach bag / etc! +donation to ocean conservancy <3

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rainbow upcycled plastic plarn shopping bag / market tote / beach bag / etc! +donation to ocean conservancy <3

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upcycled plastic shopping bags

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"Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastics enter our ocean on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate our marine environments. Whether by errant plastic bags or plastic straws winding their way into gutters or large amounts of mismanaged plastic waste streaming from rapidly growing economies, that’s like dumping one New York City garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute of every day for an entire year! And that much plastic is bound to have an impact on ocean ecosystems."

-- oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/plastics-in-the-ocean


I started making these bags recently after learning that pretty much every statistic I read a few years back about plastic pollution is outdated and the problem is much worse than previously thought. (I just read last month that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch now contains an estimated 87,000 tons of plastic!) And single-use plastic shopping bags are no small part of the problem. According to onegreenplanet.org, "Between 0.5 and three percent of plastic bags are recycled, sending an estimated 100 billion plastic bags to landfills in America each year."

Each one of these market totes is crocheted by me with yarn I make from plastic shopping bags I collect from friends and family. They're about 15" x 15" not including the shoulder strap, perfect for light- to mid-weight grocery items, farmer's market trips, etc. As they're handmade, there is slight variation in size and color between bags, but I aim for a rainbow of colors in each one. Each one upcycles dozens of plastic bags that might otherwise end up in landfills or the ocean.

Free shipping within the US. I am donating $1 from each bag to the Ocean Conservancy.

Thanks so much for looking!
"Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastics enter our ocean on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate our marine environments. Whether by errant plastic bags or plastic straws winding their way into gutters or large amounts of mismanaged plastic waste streaming from rapidly growing economies, that’s like dumping one New York City garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute of every day for an entire year! And that much plastic is bound to have an impact on ocean ecosystems."

-- oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/plastics-in-the-ocean


I started making these bags recently after learning that pretty much every statistic I read a few years back about plastic pollution is outdated and the problem is much worse than previously thought. (I just read last month that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch now contains an estimated 87,000 tons of plastic!) And single-use plastic shopping bags are no small part of the problem. According to onegreenplanet.org, "Between 0.5 and three percent of plastic bags are recycled, sending an estimated 100 billion plastic bags to landfills in America each year."

Each one of these market totes is crocheted by me with yarn I make from plastic shopping bags I collect from friends and family. They're about 15" x 15" not including the shoulder strap, perfect for light- to mid-weight grocery items, farmer's market trips, etc. As they're handmade, there is slight variation in size and color between bags, but I aim for a rainbow of colors in each one. Each one upcycles dozens of plastic bags that might otherwise end up in landfills or the ocean.

Free shipping within the US. I am donating $1 from each bag to the Ocean Conservancy.

Thanks so much for looking!

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