plastic bag art
Bloggers who write earnest posts celebrating their political correctness or lecturing on what car to buy, where not to shop, etc., can be communicating an important message, but it's usually preaching to the choir. Just read the comments. I seriously doubt that my neighbours across the street who still refuse to recycle are going to read these posts. (That means they'd also have to learn to read, har de har.) What I do love to come across, however, are great ideas that put idealism into action.
The above video comes from a site that I stumbled across by accident (see, there are benefits to being a web whore). Yes, that's Daryl Hannah (I had no idea she was such an environmentalist) and the whole site is worth exploring. This particular episode of her video blog caught my attention as I love the idea of making art from recycled non-biodegradable material. I am always looking for ways to reduce our plastic consumption and reuse what we have, but this is the best I've seen. After all, I no longer need plastic bags to scoop dog poop. :(Another great idea was recently published on the Storque. If I had a clue how to sew I'd be giving this a whirl. This shop has some great fused plastic art and stuff.
Now, I seriously risk my reputation by admitting I shop at Superstore. Around here that's like admitting you live south of the Fraser River or drive an American-made vehicle, none of which I do, of course! :) I figure it's worth the risk to my good name, though, to point out these great tote bags made from recycled plastic, just because they're the most practical, attractive .99 bags I've seen for hauling groceries yet.
PS A quick thank you to those who took the time to respond to my last post. I'm glad I wrote it now as it really helped clarify things for me and god knows I could use some clarity.