(Image by Moriza)
There is something haunting about this picture, even though it may seem like just an artistic snapshot of a busy sidewalk on a regular weekday. Maybe it is because the colours of the plastic bags stand out in such sharp contrast, which only serves to emphasise the daily chore the environment is made to undergo by our needs for convenience.
Hence it was to my delight that I found the following products that have creatively upcycled plastic bags that would otherwise be trashed.
Clockwise from top left: (1) Who would have guessed that the interesting texture to these bangles are the product of winding up used plastic bags? Available at BTC Elements; (2) Plastic bags cleverly folded into daisies for hair pins! From Strewth; (3) Using plastic bags in lieu of yarn makes this clutch by Cara Taylor interesting and waterproof (4) Weaving together plastic bags of various colours gives an unpredictable touch to this belt by Bill and Silvia.