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Shopper recycled plastic cement bags, purple yellow stripes 38x40x12cm

(Code: UP010)
£ 5.99
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A bag from a bag! This bag has been made from recycled plastic bags, a great way of reusing materials that would otherwise go to landfill. The result is a strong, durable and long-lasting product.

One compartment shopper

Approximate size 38 x 40 x 12cm, handle drop 23cm

Made by Fair Trade artisans in India

Recycled woven fabric; 100% recycled & 100% recyclable

Plastic gunny (e.g. cement) bags are collected, washed, and then melted to make plastic granules. These recycled plastic granules are mixed with colour & put in a hopper & then melted in an electric furnace and thin monofilament wires are drawn and cooled over a waterbed to form the recycled plastic threads. These recycled plastic threads are put on warping beams. The beams are loaded onto semi power looms & woven into fabric.

The motto of this supplier is 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'. They’re specialists in managing waste, minimising the raw materials used, and changing the packaging to be more efficient and less reliant on plastics. The basic raw materials they use are 'wastage' and would otherwise have been thrown away. They also aim to reduce energy consumption, using machines which are more energy efficient; and converting to green renewable energy where possible. They’re pioneers of eco products in India, and try to work especially with the poorer sectors in society to uplift them and their families and communities.