M is for Make a Bag And Use It

Each year the U.S. uses 84 billion plastic bags, a significant portion of the 500 billion used worldwide. They are not biodegradable, and are making their way into our oceans, and subsequently, the food chain.

Here’s a pattern to knit your own shopping bag.

What other “M”-things can you do to protect the earth?

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Jo Recovering
Jo S.about a year ago

Thanks Ronnie.

Jo Recovering
Jo S.about a year ago

Thank you Ronnie.

Nimue Pendragon

I have a dozen calico bags I use for shopping, thanks :)

Marta W.
Marta Weiss6 years ago

I bought one cloth bag and now I'm taking it with me everywhere I go. I like putting my shopping in it cause it looks so nice :D

Merelen Knitter
Merelen Knitter6 years ago

I've been collecting my plastic bags with the intention of knitting them into a shopping bag. I've got a few patterns to consider, and I'm excited to give my plastic bags new life.

lorraine c.
lorraine c.6 years ago

I use cloth bags but will soon switch to homemade, machine-washable, acrylic crocheted bags. Every little bit helps.

Monica D.
M D.6 years ago

That is, "each year"!

Monica D.
M D.6 years ago

What an horrendous number of plastic bags are used each yeat - 500 billion. Anything that reduces this number is a good idea.

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.6 years ago

Thanks for the info

Abby Ford
Abby Ford6 years ago

great now I don't have to spend as much trying to get reusable bags thanks.