REUSE OF PLASTIC BAGS FOR GOOD
Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (CDT)
There are many problems associated with plastic grocery bags. They can cause harm to pets and wildlife, clog sewers, and can last hundreds of years in landfills. Many cities around the world tax their use, while some have banned plastic bags altogether.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to repurpose these plastic bags. Eric Ridder and Ashley Winkiel, two founding memebers of Plarn DePaul, will lead this workshop on how to create plastic yarn, (a.k.a. "plarn") and crochet basic projects such as welcome mats and sleeping pads. Crochet hooks will be supplied, but participants may bring their own if they would like.
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Our mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. We do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible for reuse through our retail warehouse, by promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, by providing education and job training programs, and by creating innovative models for sustainable reuse.
Please note our new location! 1740 W Webster Ave., Chicago IL