You asked: How do you make homeless mats out of grocery bags?

How do you make a sleeping mat out of a plastic grocery bag?

To make plarn, plastic grocery bags are cut into circular strips and looped together to form a long strand. It can then be crocheted using a large crochet hook or woven using a loom. The group recycled the bags into mats to provide the homeless with a little comfort when sleeping in inadequate, outdoor conditions.

How long does it take to make a plastic bag mat?

It takes 850 bags and 50 hours to crochet one 3-foot-by-6-foot-long mat. Add another 20 hours to smooth the bags, chop the ends off, cut them into strips and tie them together to make “plarn,” or plastic yarn.

What can you do with plastic bags?

They can get tangled up in the machinery at recycling facilities, endangering workers and halting the recycling process. Instead, you can put them in your garbage cart or drop them off at a store with a plastic bag recycling bin. Here’s what you can recycle in store-drop off bins: Plastic bags.

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