One fine day in 2017 Lesley Ottey from Eco Educate came in and talked to the 2017 Enviro Team from North Loburn School about how to make T-Shirt bags out of rescued T-Shirts. We made these because we wanted to replace single use plastic bags, and it also meant that we saved old t-shirts from ending up in landfill. Sophie Ward-Martin was one of these Enviro leaders and she went home to made a couple T-shirt bags. She sent her Grandma one for Christmas. When her Grandma opened it she went along to a church craft team in the Hawke’s bay and they made T-shirt bags all day. These went to a town fair that was wanting to go plastic bag free. It was very successful! Now the fair will be plastic bag free for many years to come. One little thing can be BIG!
By Grace Tooley, Henry Webb & Sophia Burgess