Maryland grad turns recycled plastic bags into eco-fashion

July 24, 2017 by  
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Plastic is Trisha Cheeny’s bag. A recent graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art , where she majored in interdisciplinary sculpture, Cheeny is looking to launch Pälemer , a line of clothing and accessories derived from used plastic bags and other recycled materials. Cheeny created Pälemer to “challenge ‘fast fashion’ and eliminate consumer waste,” she wrote on Kickstarter , where she’s raising funds for her inaugural collection. Cheeny has created several prototypes, including a winter jacket made from 214 castoff carryalls and insulated with recycled fleece. She also constructed a windbreaker from roughly 90 used bags, then lined it with mesh made from recycled materials. Related: India’s capital of Delhi just banned plastic disposables For stuff-schelpping, there’s a book bag, which Cheeny assembled from roughly 80 used retail-shopping bags for extra durability. “Our planet is facing huge changes, so we need to be making huge changes,” Cheeny said. “Pälemer is changing how we use our planet’s resources and our planet’s waste. We hope you join us.” Related: Plastic-eating caterpillar could revolutionize waste treatment She won’t have a shortage of materials to work with: Roughly a trillion single-use plastic bags are produced and used every year, according to the Earth Policy Institute —that’s nearly 2 million per minute. Cheeny is currently an entrepreneur-in-residence at Open Works , a maker’s space in Baltimore where she’ll spend the next six months developing her line further. + Pälemer on Kickstarter

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Aussie Artist Crochets a Festive Reindeer from 2,000 Plastic Bags

December 20, 2013 by  
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Australian designer Angela van Boxtel is celebrating  Christmas  sustainably with a festive reindeer made from 2,000 plastic bags ! Set in the Australian sun, the upcycled Blitzen was carefully crocheted from disused plastic bags to show shoppers a greener side of the holidays. Mixed with fused grey plastic shopping bags, van Boxtel’s creation also illuminates at night with colorful LEDs. Read the rest of Aussie Artist Crochets a Festive Reindeer from 2,000 Plastic Bags Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Angela van Boxtel , eco design , green christmas , green design , plastic bag reindeer , recycled plastic bags , sustainable Christmas , sustainable design        

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Report Finds Shocking 97% of Supermarket Chicken Contaminated with Bacteria

December 20, 2013 by  
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  Photo © Shutterstock If you thought you were avoiding potential superbugs by buying organic chicken, you might want to reconsider your shopping list — researchers at Consumer Reports have announced that a mind-boggling 97% of grocery store chicken in the US is contaminated with bacteria that can cause food-borne illness. Not only that, but nearly half the samples tested positive for antibiotic-resistant bacteria . The worst part? Organic and antibiotic-free chicken weren’t significantly safer than factory-farmed chicken. Read the rest of Report Finds Shocking 97% of Supermarket Chicken Contaminated with Bacteria Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antibiotic resistance , antibiotic-free meat , Consumer Reports , e.coli , factory farming , food poisoning , food safety , food-borne illness , organic chicken , organic meat , raw chicken , salmonella        

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Tesco Warrior Princess Costume Handsewn From Plastic Shopping Bags

November 8, 2011 by  
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With this Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess costume, Ria Burns is taking no prisoners in our Green Halloween Costume Contest . She used 15 old plastic shopping bags sewn together to start the bodice, and the detailed corset and arm bands spun together from leftover yarn complete the outfit. The cardboard sword, added to claim triumph of tackiness, may just be enough to make her Queen of this year’s competition. If you like the Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess , vote for her in our Green Halloween Costume Contest – voting ends today at 11:59 p.m. EST! VOTE HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: costume contest , diy halloween costume , Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume , eco costumes , eco halloween , eco halloween costume , green costumes , green halloween , Green Halloween Costume Contest , halloween costume contest , handmade halloween costume , hans solo carbonite costume , homemade halloween costume , inhabitat , Inhabitat 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest , organic halloween costume , recycled plastic bags , tesco , tesco plastic bag costume , tesco plastic bags , tesco shopping bags

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Han Solo Trapped In Carbonite Costume Made From Newspaper & an Old Coat

November 8, 2011 by  
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It’s the last day to vote for the Inhabitat Halloween Costume Contest , and while Han Solo may be stuck in carbonite he is defiantly in the race for the top three. If you like Rob Miller’s recreation of the famous Return of the Jedi scene using only newspapers stuffed in an old coat, stapled on cardboard and painted silver– give him the nod… before it’s too late! Cast your vote for  Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite in our Green Halloween Costume Contest , voting ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. EST. VOTE HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: costume contest , diy halloween costume , Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume , eco costumes , eco halloween , eco halloween costume , green costumes , green halloween , Green Halloween Costume Contest , halloween costume contest , han solo costume , han solo halloween costume , handmade halloween costume , homemade halloween costume , inhabitat , Inhabitat 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest , organic halloween costume , return of the jedi costume , star wars costume

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World’s First Exhibit on Container Architecture Curated by Jure Kotnik Lands in Seattle

November 8, 2011 by  
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Luminous Jellyfish Costume is Handcrafted From Everyday Items

November 8, 2011 by  
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What do you get when you combine a bike helmet, battery-powered lights, and a big plastic salad bowl? If you were going to guess an awesome DIY jellyfish costume , you’d be right! Carrie Ortiz cleverly combined these everyday items to create a glowing Halloween costume that anyone can replicate. Just glue color-changing lights to the inside of a clear salad bowl, attach strands of cellophane to the bowl, then secure the whole thing to a bike helmet, and voila! You’ve got yourself a dazzling costume that will light up any party. Vote for the Luminous Box Jellyfish Costume in our Green Halloween Costume Contest ! VOTE HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carrie ortiz , carrie ortiz jellyfish , diy halloween costume , diy halloween costume contest , diy jellyfish costumem , glowing jellyfish costume , green halloween , Green Halloween Costume Contest , home made jellyfish costume , jellyfish costume

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