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  • No more plastic bags!!

    Sorry I'm on my recycling kick again! Just found this great site but it's a bit tricky to navigate if you want to find a group near you. However they do have a template for downloading for you to make your own re-usable bag! How cool is that? Go make.........
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    Do you mean this one. http://morsbags.com/ made a few and got both my sisters hooked.
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    • #3
      Doh - yes I did mean that one! I forgot to put the link in - I'm forever doing that! Thanks!!
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      • #4
        That really is scary. You just never think a simple plastic bag can do so much damage....
        Def touched a spot with me as i love turtles.
        Thanks for the link. will have to get my bum in gear now.
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        • #5
          Hi there!

          yes, this is an important one! Plastic bags take up to 500 years to decay in landfill. We need to stop using them!! I've got a Project on how to decorate a canvas bag on my website, if youd like to take a look
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          • #6
            I think getting people to deocrate their own canvas bags is an excellent idea. I didn't realise plastic bags cause so much damage, people should be highlighting this so much more!

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            • #7
              Thanks for highlighting this. I've added a thread to another forum I visit to raise awareness etc.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by artistsresource View Post
                Hi there!

                yes, this is an important one! Plastic bags take up to 500 years to decay in landfill. We need to stop using them!! I've got a Project on how to decorate a canvas bag on my website, if youd like to take a look
                And yet, if they weren't buried in a landfill, they decay much quicker. If they were left open to the elements rather than buried in the ground, they would not last 500 years.
                It's never too late to gyrate!

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                • #9
                  I haven't used plastic bags for years, I make my own bags from scraps left over from my quilting. Years ago when we could not get cotton fabric we used to go to soft furnishers and get the fabric sample books, take out the samples and cut them up into squares or oblongs. I wish I had £1 for every bag I have made over the years.

                  They have gone all over the world as well, presents given to friends at various times, I made up a pettern for two sizes of bag for use on the beach, used to sell the kits, they flew off the stand at craft fairs, they were so easy to make. Took just a couple of hours and bingo you had a bag.
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                  • #10
                    Thanks!

                    Really great animation 'how to'... makes the bag making crystal clear...will be making some too. They'd make good eco friendly presents for Xmas. I like using 'old' cloth too... makes me feel good to know an old sofa throw or duvet cover has a new life to live!
                    thanks for the link!
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                    • #11
                      Yay!

                      Just been inspired by the morsbags.com animation to make a bag. Adapted it a bit, by sewing across the corners at the bottom... (you know what i mean i'm sure!) Thanks for the link!
                      Julie
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