This April for earth day, my little daisy girl scouts earned their "green petal" for "using resources wisely". We took on an easy sewing project inspired by Martha Stewart for recycling old t-shirts. (So if you have any old concert t-shirts from the 80's gathering dust in your closet... bring 'em out!!)
We learned that we use about 500 billion plastic bags every year. 500,000,000,000!! That's almost 1 million bags per second! Far too many of these bags that are littered, enter the ocean too. Plastic bags essentially never biodegrade. Instead the sun breaks them into small pieces that choke and kill marine animals such as turtles and birds. They are a primary source of litter since they are light and are transported around easily by the wind.
So we thought to bring awareness to this terrible polluting problem and make this great project that not only recycles old t-shirts that we might not need anymore or would go to the garbage but also replace the need of plastic bags with a bag we could re-use... and that sure is a "good thing"!!
Here is the link to Martha Stewart's video how -to ( here ) or you can see how we did it below!!
All you need is an old t-shirt... cut the neck off and the sleeves.
Turn the t-shirt inside out and sew the bottom close.
Taaadaahhhhh! your recycled bag is done!!
Can't get any easier than that!
Now on to work on mama's old concert t-shirts...
Earth day is everyday... pass it on!!