Recycled plastic sandwich wrapper

Recycled plastic sandwich wrapper

Zero waste week 2014 is the perfect prompt to consider how I wrap sandwiches.

Recycle plastic bags by fusing them to create a new durable material, perfect to be sewn up into reusable sandwich bags.

My first design of sandwich bag measures 7.5″ by 6.5″

First cut the handles and bottoms off your plastic bags, create 6-8 layers of plastic (the thicker the plastic the less layers) Layer plastic

Sandwich between parchment paper and iron for 15 seconds until fused.

fused plastic bags Allow to cool then peel off the parchment paper. Cut the newly formed plastic sheet to 14″ by 7.5″

Cut sandwich bag

Attach velcro to the top and bottom, note how the bag folds – attach one on the inside and one on the outside of the material.

Recycle plastic sandwich wrapper

Fold over 6.5″ and stitch down each side seam.

Sandwich Wrapper

A big thank you to my helper James, who seemed to be as interested as I as to how the different thicknesses of plastic fused together – let’s just say it is possible to heat for too long!

I am hoping to return tomorrow with a different design, but time will tell!! What would you make with fused plastic?


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I am inspired by our wonderful world, creation is constant and yet changing. I feel it is important to respect the environment and where possible to upcycle/recycle. Blessed with creativity I try to appreciate it and develop it:) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, please do sign up to follow my journey:)

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