Rejoice! Plastic shopping bags are rapidly disappearing in grocery stores and at farmers’ markets far and wide. This means that ocean life will be safer and, in turn, we will not be eating fish that have ingested our garbage.
For many of us, the shift from plastic to “bring your own bag” seems to have happened overnight. Some of us were not prepared and even went to the grocery store without a bag. (I’m speaking about a friend, of course.) If you are one of the less prepared, here’s a quick DIY bag you can make at home, easily carry anywhere and even launder.
Cotton T-shirt, one that isn’t too stretchy
Fabric Glue (At Walmart it’s called Fabri-tac and at Callicoon Supply it’s called Multi-Purpose glue. It’s essentially a cold hot glue. No glue gun is necessary.)
You will be the envy of all.
You can now make dozens of these for yourself and your friends.
Finally you can repurpose all those unwanted but sentimental T-shirts.
You can make colorful bags whenever needed.
You’ll be getting rid of old T-shirts and creating market bags at the same time.
You can roll them up and take them anywhere.
With every bag you make, a fish, turtle or perhaps even a dolphin is saved.