October 07 2013

Plastic Bags—> Bikinis

by Bill Hickman

Plastic bag recycling rates are typically in the single digits.  When they do get recycled, plastic bags are often 'downcycled' into less desirable items such as benches that can't be recycled or part of a new plastic bag - not a whole bag.  Sarah Bellums in San Luis Obispo, CA has found a way to 'upcycle' used plastic bags into beautiful bikinis.

Sarah says, "Through my plastic bag crochet I hope to inspire people to reduce the amount of waste they create and spread awareness in a fun and sexy way! Pick up trash, it’s GOOD LUCK!"  What a great way to celebrate Rise Above Plastics Month, thanks Sarah!

The project was recently featured on the news in SLO, you can learn more about the process here…

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