There is a new UK Plastics Pact which lots of companies have signed up to which promises to reduce plastic wrapping by 2025.
But why wait?
It seems that any promised action is always for way into the future. But action is needed now.
Communities are doing litter picks and everyone I know is trying to avoid buying anything wrapped in plastic at the supermarket. But it's difficult when nearly everything in the supermarket seems to be packaged in a plastic bottle or have cling film or polythene round it...
I am trying to look at the worst plastic offenders - like black plastic veg trays, plastic netting (on fruit) and cling film with a creative eye.
Can these objects be made into something attractive? Or better still, into something both useful and beautiful!
I've got a few ideas and I'll be experimenting in the shop. As soon as possible I'll offer a free workshop in Handmade Happiness for anyone that's interested.
Meantime I'll keep jotting down ideas in my notebook and puting plastic rubbish into a big bag for creative upcycling!
Although it's way ahead there are two events I want to mention in October.
Firstly on Saturday October 6th friends and I will give free workshops in the Festival Hall, Petersfield as part of a charity event for Home Start Butser.
Secondly on October 14th it's the annual outing from Petersfield to the Knitting and Stitching Show in London. If enough people want to go (we need at least 35) a coach will run from the Festival Hall car park. A list you can add your name to will be in Handmade Happiness or just email me.