22 Sep '16, 8pm

Volunteers Recycle Over 52,000 Plastic Bags Into Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

The small group of elderly women have been gathering together to help the homeless since January of 2015, using their church’s community center as a place to gather, catch up, and upcycle their old plastic bags. Every Thursday morning, the group begins by slicing up plastic bags into strips, rolling them into plarn balls, then hand-crocheting them into durable sleeping mats. Each mat is crocheted measure three foot by six foot when completed, using up to 800 recycled plastic bags to make one mat. To make the mats ultra durable and thick, the women use a tight crochet weave that can take up to two weeks to make just one mat.

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