I finally completed the ABOUT page on my Etsy Shop. See it here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MaggiesCornerDotOrg/about
My mantra is Don’t Throw That Away! Several years ago I had been saving my Starbucks coffee bags because I thought they were too pretty to throw out in the trash. One day I decided to try making a shopping tote using the coffee bags as material. When I went shopping with it people asked where I got it, and when I told them I made it, they wanted me to make one for them. Later I upcycled feed bags and grain bags too. I want to raise awareness for recycling, and although this material does make great totes and other useful items, that isn’t the answer to the millions of pounds of this stuff going into the landfills worldwide. My research is ongoing to learn more about what this material might be recycled into. The problem seems to be that it costs more to recycle this material than to make new, so until some bright entrepreneur finds a way to recycle this material into something that can be financially advantageous I suppose it will clog the landfills except for the ones we rescue and give a new life as an upcycled tote.