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News regarding BFTP and the plastic bag / waste issue around the world.

WORK: Glenn the Bag Man

meet glenn from sejan on Vimeo. Sejan, from Bushwickbk.com, swung by our last Sweatshop Social to do a little interview.  Click here to view a summary of the video.
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Prince Charles is in on the Reusable Bag Sewing Action!

Prince Charles sews a reusable bag out of repurposed materials at a charitable event for his foundation for the environment, the Prince’s Foundation.
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Brownsville, Texas, to Ban Plastic Bags!

Great news from Brownsville, Texas!  A plastic bag ban!!  There will be $1 plastic bag surcharge will phased out eventually and will be used for clean-up programs in the mean time.  There will also be events to get reusable bags to help people in the city center to transition. “We want to have a beautiful […]
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Bag It!

Bag It Intro from Suzan Beraza on Vimeo. Bag It, by Suzan Beraza, is a documentary Film following the world wide use of plastic bags, plastic’s impact on the environment and human health, showcasing alternatives and solutions!! For those in Southern California, there is a screening this coming Sunday, August 22nd, at 4pm at The […]
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Riz Khan

Riz Khan explores one of the motivating factors behind Bags for the People, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  During his show he talks to Captain Charles J. Moore, the man who discovered the plastic vortex, and David de Rothschild, eco-adventurer, who reveal interesting and disturbing information about the gyre.
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15 to 20 Percent of the Fabric Used to Produce Clothing Winds Up in the Nation’s Landfills

A recent times article illustrates the adoption of “zero waste design” by sustainable fashion designers.  In it, Times writer Stephanie Rosenbloom states: This is not some wacky avant-garde exercise; it’s a way to eliminate millions of tons of garbage a year. Apparel industry professionals say that about 15 to 20 percent of the fabric used to […]
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Werner Herzog is the Plastic Bag

Werner Herzog voices the plastic bag in this beautifully shot short film directed by Ramin Bahrani from a few years ago.  The imagery and message are very adept at creatively portraying the plastic waste issue that plagues our modern world.
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Recycleatee.com is our Notions Sponsor!

Everyone needs notions(thread, needles, etc.) to sew; Bags for the People is no different.  Recycle A Tee has been kind enough to supply BFTP with notions for all our events and workshops!  What is Recycle A Tee?  Well they are an organic cotton t-shirt company that is making sustainable strides in the business world in […]
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