We have to get a grip with plastic. If we can’t stop people making it and using it at least we can try to stop it going into our oceans. This was brought home to me at Reef HQ in Australia, so may see creatures are injured or die due to plastic pollution.
Everyone needs a handy pen and what better than one made from, yes you guessed it recycled plastic bottles. This one gets the award from me for best design too, great branding!
I did find book covers you can make yourself from plastic bags but for now I’ll let you off with a paper pad as long as you promise to use recycled paper!
P.s. There is an argument that plastic bottles made into clothing can make the problem worse, I don’t understand all the science but it relates to the different size fibres. You’re more likely to keep a fleece long-term. I think for now these ideas are a start, if only to get people accepting we have a problem with plastic, discussing it and being imaginative with its repurposing.
Pinterest has numerous ideas for recycling projects
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