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Wow, consider these fast facts:
- About 1 million plastic bags are used every minute.
- A single plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to degrade (20 years in good circumstances).
- Plastic bags remain toxic even after they break down.
- In just 4 trips to the grocery store, the average family accumulates 60 plastic bags.
I’m stunned. I did a short search and the fact of the matter is we still have work to do on our recycling efforts. Most know what recycling is and why we should recycle. If you need an incentive for recycling, consider it can help you or your organization raise funds. Think about the plastic bag you used to take the sweet treat to your co-workers in. I bet it went into the trash can before serving, right? If not, was it set aside to make PLARN? Plastic Yarn, made from cut up used plastic bags—the kind you bring home from the store.
PLARN can make so many things – sleeping mats (for the homeless); tote bags for shopping, school, work and outings; coasters; kitchen pot scrubbers; mats for working in the garden. What other items can you think of to make with PLARN?
Do you need a fundraiser but don’t have the money to start one? PLARN projects make excellent fundraisers for youth groups or other organizations. It’s fast and no cost (except a little of your time) making your profit nearly 100%! Not only will your profit be high, but your group will be contributing to a better environment and left with a feeling of satisfaction brought by making green items for others in need.
On my web site is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make PLARN to get you started on your first projects. There is no need to be an expert at crocheting as working with PLARN is excellent for anyone to learn to crochet. Included are excellent sources for PLARN patterns (I didn’t see the need to re-create the wheel here). I’d love to see some of your projects or ideas for PLARN. Have fun!
Wishing you much inspiration,
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