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That’s a plastic bag? Wow!

March 10, 2010

Watch made out of plastic bags by EcoRep Erin!

EcoReps have been partnering with RISD’s Waste for Life class to collect plastic bags around Brown.  The RISD class has made a really cool hot press which makes the plastic bags into sheet plastic.  The students then made this plastic into all sorts of really cool products.  Who knew that you could make chairs, shoes, skateboards out of plastic bags!

Check out this slideshow of all the great art that was made: http://www.flickr.com/photos/46334730@N07/sets/72157623090646841/show/with/4284961681/

The aim of the class is to support the mission of Waste for Life, a non-profit that is “seeking innovative ways of  challenging social and ecological injustices.”

Bags collected at our last meeting!

EcoReps have collected hundreds of plastic bags for this effort! If you have bags you can take them to the red and white collection bins in Keeney, the SciLi, the Facilities Management Building or the Bookstore! Want a plastic bag bin in your dorm or office? E-mail recycle@brown.edu

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