Hello everyone this is my third action post!
I am basing my action project on the #13 global goal climate action. For my project I am making, and decorating, reusable, recyclable and compostable bags and donating them to a local store currently using plastic bags. I hope my action will help keep plastic bags out of landfills and will encourage others to start using reusable bags.
So far I have bought the paper I am currently constructing the bags. There is a link below on a video that I watched on how to make them. I was able to find paper that is recyclable, biodegradable and made from 100% recycled material which I was very happy about! I’m now starting to construct my bags. Here is a picture of the paper I am using and the first bag that I have made!
I tested the bag and it seems to be pretty sturdy. I am probably going to keep these bags around this size and add some handles to a couple of them. I think my biggest challenge right now is time management. I want to make sure that I have a substantial amount before making my donation. I was able to find some paper bags already in my house that I can use and decorate to help me add to the collection. If anyone has any old paper bags like these that they are not using, I would really appreciate the contribution or I would encourage you to start reusing it!
One of the biggest thing that I have accomplished is deciding which store I am going to donate too! I decided that I will plan on donating the bags to Crossroads Hospice thrift store in Coquitlam BC. Crossroads Hospice thrift store is a local non-profit store that collects unwanted items such as clothes, books, kitchenware etc. and sells them to the public. 100% of the proceeds goes towards Crossroads Hospice Society, an organization that provides compassionate care and support to people with life-limiting illness and their families, and offers support to individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
All of Crossroad’s thrift stores are located in BC and are run by volunteers. I have personally shopped there before and the people were all very nice. I noticed that the Crossroads Hospice thrift store in Coquitlam is currently using plastic bags and since they accept gently used fashion and household items, I figure they would be willing to use my bags. I think this is a good place to target for donating my bags because they are working to make a positive change in the community just as we are. I am personally very family oriented and I think their organization is really helping support families going through some hard times. Because I chose this as my donating destination, I will probably promote Crossroads Hospice thrift store with the bags by decorating them with the logo and colour of the thrift store
In my next post, I hope to have more bags made and to have started the decorating process. Thank you so much for reading and commenting! 🙂