Sustainable consumption – think globally, act locally!
Have you read our article about plastic art? In this we have already explained the immense spread of plastic waste and gave you some great ideas for recycling and reusing plastic straws. Sustainable consumption is our topic again today.
Never think that you are too weak and unimportant and can not make a difference to our environment. They have a very important role to play, and that of consumers. You can do a lot with your actions. Start now by making useful plastic objects and original decorations from old plastic bags. Here are some great ideas for you. Take a look at what you can crochet or make from plastic.
Stylish pendant lamp make yourself
How do you find these chic seat cushions that you see above? Would not it be nice to have some of them on the balcony? Storage baskets and bowls made of plastic bags are also very original, sustainable living items that are not only useful for your home but are also gentle to nature. Maybe you also need an elegant pendant lamp or a table lamp? No problem, you can create them with different crafting techniques. We especially liked the delicate plastic Gerbera. How about a sustainable bouquet of it?
Do you know that many of the objects that surround us are made from recycled plastic bags? This is the case with shoes, plastic chairs, pipes, pens and many others. Last year, for example, about 854 million plastic bags were recycled and the largest recycling plant in the US Hilex has more than 30,000 units, where you can hand over used bags for further processing.
Crochet colorful storage baskets from plastic bags
In addition, you can also do something important against climate change. Keep your hands away from the disposable plastic bags! According to the Federal Environmental Agency, about 65 plastic bags per capita are consumed every year in Germany. That corresponds to a usage of 10 000 bags per minute nationwide. This puts Germany, together with Italy, Spain and Great Britain, among the front runners when it comes to plastic bag consumption.
So, it’s high time to change this statistic, right? Simply upgrade to reusable shopping bags and trade more sustainably when shopping. Reusable shopping bags made of cotton, jute or canvas are highly recommended. They are robust and can be used for a very long time, which makes them ecologically more advantageous. Do not be indifferent – make your choice now for a cleaner environment and a better future!
This is how it’s done
Plastic bags are also perfect for smaller office containers
Rustic bowl – cleverly crocheted
Sustainable and environmentally friendly
Round pendant lamp in black and white
Elegant lamp creation from bags
Comfortable with a clear conscience
Original wall decoration in fresh colors
Artificial floral wreath of plastic
Exotic flower in pink
Minimalist table lamp in black and white
The table lamp in detail
Stylish in every moment
This table lamp fits almost every interior
Crochet colorful coasters from old plastic bags
Delicate gerbera in bright colors
They almost look like real, right?
Feast of the colors of plastic
Sky blue and celadon green
Just as painted!