Friday, May 20, 2011

Milkbag Mats

I saw this at my local Your Independent Grocers in Alexandria, Ontario last week.

For those of you who don't live in Canada, we can buy our milk in plastic jugs (rarely), cartons or in plastic bags. You get 4 litres in 3 tube-like clear bags which come in a larger plastic bag.

The larger bags are the bags that this group is looking for. Apparently, they cut the bags into strips and crochet them into mats to be sent to folks in Haiti as sleeping mats.

We squished the sample they had hanging and it was fairly springy and would be comfortable to sleep on. What a great idea!


Knatolee said...

It IS a great idea! If I used milk in bags, I would save them!

Deb said...

What a great mind that thought that up. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Evlyn said...

What a great way to contribute to the needs of others and do something environmentally helpful. It's amazing how colourful the mat is.

Margie said...

What a great idea! I haven't seen those bags here in Western Canada for some time.

Claire said...

What a wonderful idea. Who would've thought you could turn milk bags into something so useful.

Here in Australia our milk comes in either a cardboard carton or a plastic bottle, never seen it in a bag (except the one on the cow, hehe)

Claire :}


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