Banning single use grocery plastic bags means saving marine lives and not being as petroleum dependent for producing these wasteful plastic garbage. It also means that we will be using reusable grocery bags a lot more often. Obviously, using cotton canvas, organic, preferably, is the best but I know many of you use plastic coated bags, usually made in China. (Ironically, China banned single use plastic bags in 2008, saving 1.6 million barrels of oil and reduced plastic bag usage by 66 percent!)
And if you use reusable bags often, you will undoubtedly have broken ones like me. So, I thought of reusing the broken ones to make something useful out of them, prolonging their lives.Â Coupon Wallets!Â
Coupon wallets are so easy to make and you can use them to save more money! You don’t even need sewing skills. Make a few and give them out. You can make smaller ones and use them as regular wallets.
Go to ecokaren and follow the easy steps in upcycling any broken grocery bags laying around.
And remember, carry your reusable bags whenever you go to the stores. You never know when plastic bags will be banned from your city. You might as well make it a habit to carry reusable bags, even when you go to the mall or to grocery stores.