Upcycling: Turn Your Plastic Bags into Reusable Produce Bags

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Teen , Adult
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Don't just recycle, upcycle!


From used K-cups, wine corks, and books to plastic bottles, toilet paper rolls, and so much more, let's transform your trash into treasure! Together, let's discover new, fun, and creative ways to reuse everyday items.  

Let’s kick off Earth day with upcycling plastic bags!

Plastic bags start out as fossil fuels and end up as deadly waste in landfills and the ocean. They are harmful to our environment and animal friends, yet we collect them in abundance. Americans use approximately 100 billion plastic bags a year, which require 12 million barrels of oil to manufacture. On top of that, the average American family takes home almost 1,500 plastic bags a year, and only 1 percent of plastic bags are returned for recycling. That means that the average family only recycles 15 bags a year; the rest end up in landfills or as litter.

Let's change some of those statistics with our first program of many on upcycling, and turn those wasteful plastic bags into reusable produce bags!  


  • a bunch of plastic bags
  • scissors 
  • crochet hook size S (optional, we can finger hook)


This program is offered online only. Zoom information will be sent out to registrants 30min before the start of the program. You must register with a valid email to attend. 


For more information on where you can recycle your plastic bags, check out https://dallascityhall.com/departments/sanitation/pages/faqs_recycling.aspx or reach out to dallasrecycles@dallascityhall.com.