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What to do With All Those Plastic Bags?

Do what Khalil Chishtee does and make beautiful yet sullen sculptures out of them.
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BFTP Making DIY Gift Bags @ Ivana Helsinki 12/20

Join us from 6 to 9pm on December 20th at the Ivana Helsinki Concept Store to sew draw string bags from beautiful Ivana Helsinki fabrics for a last minute gift, as clever gift wrapping, or to carry your gorgeous Ivana Helsinki present to yourself! Ivana Helsinki is an independent art, fashion & cinema brand, delicately mixing Slavic […]
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Photos from Etsy’s Hands On Market Bags w/ BFTP and Montclair Made

Check out photos from the wonderful event at Etsy: Hands On Market Bags
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Join BFTP @ Etsy Labs, July 17th, 5 to 8pm

Join us on July 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a night of machine sewing and crocheting at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. Choose one of two projects and leave with the perfect reusable tote.  Bags for the people will be teaching how to sew our signature draw-string market bags and Clair of Montclair […]
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Los Angeles is Largest City in Nation to Ban Plastic Carry Bags

Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic carry bags.  The City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 16 months at an estimated 7,500 stores, meaning shoppers will need to bring reusable bags or purchase paper bags for 10 cents each. […]
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BFTP @ Brooklyn Skillshare Building Community Alternatives to Capitalism! May 1

Bags for the People will be participating in the Brooklyn Skillshare Community Alternatives to Capitalism at LaunchPad(721 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238) in Crown Heights.  This is a Mutual Aid Help on May Day:  A day without the 99% in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. While you don’t have to have an opinion on the movement, you can still come out and […]
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Responsible Consumption in Union Square, NYC

GrowNYC, The Interdependence Project, Bags for the People, and the Pratt Public Project Initiative have kicked off a greener greenmarket on Earth Day, placing forth sustainable environmental programs(composting, textile recycling, e-waste recycling) at all the greenmarkets throughout NYC as well as implementing the early phases of a plan to rid New Yorkers of plastic bags! Instrumental to this […]
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Become Inspired the Night of Earth Day

See the visually stunning and inspiring “Planet Earth” under the stars on the night of Earth Day. Rooftop Films and BBC America presenta free screening of the original uncut Sir David Attenborough-narrated version of “Planet Earth,” followed by the World Premiere of “The Making of Planet Earth.” Don’t miss the earth friendly fun and food trucks! […]
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Help Ban Plastic Bags in Cambrige, MA!

Some great people in Cambrige, MA, are working to ban plastic bags.  Help them out by bringing your own reusable bags of course, but also, by signing the petition below: City of Cambridge: Ban plastic bags
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Resources and Tutorials Added!

We’ve added some RESOURCES about plastic bags and waste as well as some great TUTORIALS for making reusable bags! Check them out in the menu above
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