Can you make fabric out of plastic bags?
Scientists have made fabrics from polythene in a move they say could reduce plastic pollution and make the fashion industry more sustainable. Polythene is a ubiquitous plastic, found in everything from plastic bags to food packaging.
What to do with old plastic bags?
Recycling plastic bags and wrapping (soft plastic) at supermarkets. For those who can’t recycle soft plastic at home, some types of soft plastic can be recycled at carrier bag collection points at the larger stores of major supermarkets.
What can I do with unwanted bags for life?
Pull all the bags out and get rid of those that have holes in them or are beyond repair. Of course, recycle these where possible – some stores allow you to return them for a refund or a new bag. Then, give the ones you have a good clean. Canvas or cotton backs can be put into the washing machine on a warm wash.