I have a couple Envirosax and use them for groceries (most of the time), but despite my efforts the pile of plastic bags under my sink continues to grow out of control. And since plastic bag recycling still isn’t widespread, I know the fate of my pile is to sit in a landfill for years upon years, clog up our water system or worst of all hurt a wild animal.
That’s why I love the new jewelry line from New York designer Stephanie Huffaker. She’s found a way to reuse plastic bags to create chunky bracelets . She gets her supply of upcycled bags from friends, family and members of the Brooklyn Freecycle network. You can wear one of her bangles (which also come in bright colors) knowing you’re saving a bag from an awful fate and you can use it to start discussions about the big plastic bag problem.