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Creative Ways To Reuse Tote Bags

Creative Ways To Reuse Tote Bags

In attempts to alleviate using plastic bags, reusable tote bags can pile up. Whether from trips to the market or handed out at free events, if you have a pile of them laying around consider the following clever craft ideas to give them a new use. Tote bags can make perfect throw pillows. By inserting a pillow or batting inside, cutting off the straps and sewing the top together a new pillow is born. For a no-sew design place fabric glue just inside the opening. Tote bags can also be turned into many other types of bags. A zipper, snap… read more

Reusable Bags

Reusable shopping bags

Reusable bags are becoming increasingly popular, displayed at checkout lines across the globe. Although we shouldn’t buy into an item’s ‘greeness’ simply because it’s branded with an earth friendly logo and a “you can make the difference” message, reusable bags do have good intentions and have resulted in a great reduction in the use of plastic bags (of which 500 billion to a trillion are still used annually throughout the world). However, the process of manufacturing reusable bags remains a bit foggy. This leaves the question of how manufacturing reusable bags affects the environment. Bags made from cotton, whether or not organic, require large amounts of water. While the… read more