Why recycle plastic bags?

First of all, thank you to each and every person who has saved, collected and given me bags of bags. When I began crocheting plastic bags into Reblooming Bags I never dreamed how many plastic shopping bags it takes to make one bag… but the encouragement is that I have saved that many bags from living in a landfill where they don;t break down for decades.

When I started making these bags I wanted a fun and unusual project. But as I have read more about the prolifertion of plastic waste in our land fills I have realized that this is what one woman can do to reduce the volume of bags going there. I must confess I am slow to move to recycling, but when I do there is something satisfying about it. When we repurpose our waste products we are reducing the volume going to land fills. I have just joined a local organization that is bringing the idea of reducing our waste to zero waste to the forefront of discussion and action. If you would like to know more about zero waste check out their website at