So my resolution for this year is to continue the battle against plastic bags. I made my first BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag in 2007. That was after I saw reports that more than 12 billion plastic bags were used the previous year in the UK alone.
Although the numbers are a bit less than that now, there were still an estimated 8.4 billion bags used last year just in the UK – that's about 130 bags per person, which is an incredible number.
So here’s a suggestion for Earth Day 2015: How about making two new knitted bags, one for yourself and one for a friend? The photo above shows the Small and Medium sized BYOB Bags and either of those would be perfect for your own shopping trips or for gifting.
The medium size is about the same size a regular supermarket bag while the small size is perfect for quick shopping trips or when visiting the mall. I really like this size of bag and find that I use it frequently.
If you’d like to use the same colours as I have here, they are Lily Sugar 'n Cream in Mod Blue (Turquoise) #18111, White #18001 & Blueberry #18725 and they certainly make a cheery combination.
I hope you enjoy making your new Small bags and also to making your not-so-small contribution to the problem of plastic in the environment!
Happy Earth Day and Happy Knitting!
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