Friday, 7 September 2012

Making Do with the Not So New: T-shirt Projects

And some amazing projects for cleaning stuff and presents.

Making Do with the Not So New: T-shirt Projects


If you are thinking of taking your summer t-shirts to the charity shop why not try making a bag out of it instead?


Do we need Plastic bags?

Theres some good information here - I've been digging out some facts and it seems that cotton bags are much more 'costly' to the environment than plastic but I wonder if this takes into account the fact that a cotton bag can be used about 100 times so 1 cotton bag = 100 plastic bag rather than 1 = 1.

It's easy to make bags out of old curtain fabric etc which can be picked up for a few pence in charity shops.So there is no need to buy new cotton bags and maybe its not really appropriate for us to be selling them? Also mostly they are made in China and imported to the UK.

Paper bags given out by shops like Primark can be made using virgin paper pulp rather than recycled paper but they do biodegrade.

Anyway look at the site and you'll discover more

Earth Resource Foundation

What we are up against!

I sometimes like to read articles such as this just to try and understand where 'theother side' are coming from.It can be very depressing to relise that there are people who have no aims in life other than to make lots of money and despoil our planet in the process.

Read it if you feel positive but dont blame me if your blood pressure soars!!!


Debunking the Myth of Peak Oil - Why the Age of Cheap Oil is Far From Over (Part 1)