Happy Squirrel Quilts

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Andrea Coyle

April 22 - Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution                                                                          By: Kira Dobbs

This year Earth Day is dedicated to ending plastic pollution. The horrors of plastic waste is all around us. As a crafter I know I’m pretty good about not letting anything go to waste, however I feel I can do better about my plastic waste. This year I plan on making a point to cut out all unnecessary plastic waste from my craft room. I hope you will be inspired to do the same. With a few simple changes we CAN make a difference!

Here is a list of 5 things you can do to cut down plastic use in the craft room:



Do not use a plastic bag in the trash can. I never throw away anything that would stick or smell up my trash can anyway. When the can gets full just dump it in the main house trash.



Use a reusable water bottle or glass instead of a plastic water bottle.



Use reusable shopping bags when shopping for craft supplies. (because we all know we need more stuff!)


Reuse a sheet, pillowcase, or curtain bag to store small project kits. They are the perfect size and can be reused over and over again!




Take a break from crafting and go for a walk. Take a trash bag and gloves with you and pick up any plastic or trash you find on your walk. (make sure you recycle anything you find that can be!)