Yesterday at the Nice Mums trip to Paignton Zoo we saw some beautiful bags on sale made from recycled materials and it reminded me of this.
Last month one of the donations we made from the recycling collection was via the Send a Cow charity to ladies in the Philippines who use the money to buy used juice cartons to make into bags. Think about the impact: we recycle something which raises cash to buy something to recycle from a trash collector living in poverty, that item is then recycled by one of the local ladies enabling it to be sold as something new (a bag) making money for the seller to buy more trash and create a sustainable future, and the bag is then often sent back to our country and others to be sold on. So us recycling one item enables another item to be recycled and a minimum of 2 people to be helped to live sustainably. Clever huh?! Please keep up the recycling Nice Mums, you are making a huge difference!
See more recycled juice carton bags here: http://www.thefairtradestore.co.uk/fair-trade-bags/recycled-juice-cartons-shoulder-bag/prod_382.html