Aidpage is a
support network.
Ask for help
Offer help
Sign up now
Talking about:
10 posts
21,249 visits

THE PLASTIC BAG PAGES

soulight started this conversation

SO MANY USES FOR PLASTIC BAGS THAT YOU MIGHT COLLECT THEM ON PURPOSE !

___________________________

 

NEW 6/9/07 - HOW ONE MAN IN AUSTRALIA MADE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH HIS ANTI-PLASTIC BAG CAMPAIGN :  

     PLASTIC BAG CAMPAIGN CHANGED TOWN

 

 

.

Here are some more good plastic bag uses. This page has a really nice picture of a rug made from plastic bags. The only thing I don't like is the place they got the bags (see my story-soulight my story so far)  . Anyway , you don't have to get the bags from blankmart.

63 USES

 

From     ' The Frugal Life "  an answer to this question :

Q. I need some ideas on reusing the plastic shopping bags we get. I've heard you can weave a rug from them. I'm writing an article about the problems of plastic bags clogging up storm drains and polluting waterways.  I'd like to have some ideas to suggest for people to reuse their bags. Thanks! - Donna Lee

She is so right about plastic bags being polluters . On top of that , animals can get their necks caught in the handles of plastic bags and be strangled. So let's all use the bags to make things and save some animals !

USES FOR PLASTIC BAGS

 

" Twenty-five Brilliant Uses for Plastic Bags " from the Peoples' Media Company. Check the PMC out. They are a source I like to use alot.

25 USES

 

If you know how to crochet , here is a pretty blue and white tote bag you can make. Or use any colors you have. If you don't know how to crochet ,  I have included a "learn how" link for you !

PLASTIC BAG TOTE

 

Learn how to knit and crochet !

KNIT AND CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS

 

How to make 'yarn' from plastic bags :

PLASTIC BAG YARN

Here is an idea from an art forum that I have used . Actually , there are 2 ideas : )

 Other uses for plastic bags in watercolor...Lady Artist                     09-11-2000, 11:42 PM
Scrunch them up and dab into wet washes for great texture.
Also, lay them on top of a wet wash and leave to dry -- another great texture trick.If you don't like the results, you can always crumple up the picture, stuff it in the plastic bag and dispose! ;- )

 

From the  ' Just Mommies " Forum . The advice about turning the bags inside out is a good one , just in case.

  Jun 19 2006, 12:52 PM Post #1  Group: megasupermommy
Posts: 3,672
Joined: 21-July 05
From: VA
Member No.: 5,379

Uses for plastic bags
How many plastic bags do you have on hand? How about garbage sacks? Or bread and grocery bags? No matter how much we try, we wind up with an assortment of plastic bags unless we just throw them out, and what frugal person does that??

Being a frugal person with a little green bent, and a hoarder of sorts, too, I cringe when I have too many plastic bags on hand. I just have to get busy and use them up some way.

Caution: Some are concerned that lead MAY be present in the ink/paint used on bread wrappers. I've not been able to find out, but to be sure, don't use bread sacks inside out. 

JUST MOMMIES FORUM ON PLASTIC BAG USES

 

 

This site not only shows you how to weave a plastic bag rug , it shows you how to make a loom for the project out of cardboard ! I would change the cardboard idea to maybe 2 pieces of cardboard glued together. The rug looks a little saggy to me.  Everyone's a critic.  : )

PLASTIC BAG RUG

 

o.k. i COULDN'T resist this one.

PLASTIC BAG BRAbody

 

 

 

Page one of 7 plastic bag pages :

PLASTIC BAG PAGES

 

 

 

 

___________________________

I have posted some pictures in the message section below so that you can see what can be done by using plastic bags for the material in creating things.

_____________________________

Click here to add your comment...
soulight

pillows from plastic bags :

Talk to soulight
soulight

plastic bag braided rug :

Talk to soulight
soulight

KNITTED PLASTIC BAG TOTE :

Talk to soulight
soulight

CROCHETED PLASTIC BAGS :

Talk to soulight
soulight

Thank you for adding this Norquest. I like the site and the fact that employment has been created this way. Danyavad. ( I can speak a little Hindi , but I don't know how to spell thank you !) soulight

Talk to soulight
Norquest

At Norquest Bags (http://www.badlani.com) in India, we make environmentally friendly reusable fabric bags and sell them around the world. But knowing that many people continue to use plastic bags, we've also found a way to turn them into reusable bags as you can see at http://www.badlani.com/recycle . Read our blog at http://www.badlani.com/blog where you will see how many communities have successfully rid themselves of plastic bags completely.

Talk to Norquest
Norquest

Used plastic bags creating employment
Talk to Norquest
soulight

ANOTHER PLASTIC BAG CREATION .

Talk to soulight
soulight

BEAUTIFUL BASKETS MADE FROM PLASTIC BAGS !

Talk to soulight