We interrupt our previously scheduled art event to bring you this :

I took seven common grocery sacks and wove the handles together as you see. We tested it at work, and successfully lifted 100+ pounds of co-worker with it. (And it’s still recycle-able too!)

How about you? Have you made something useful out of something useless?

We will now be returning to our schedule of making things…

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6 Responses to Multi-bag

  1. LBeeeze says:

    Now that’s ingenious!!

  2. lol … would you like paper and plastic ?

  3. kimkiminy says:

    Wow, that’s brilliant! How’d you weave the handles together?

    • Doug says:

      It requires an odd number of bags. Then you work, say, 1, 3, 5 under 2, 4, 6. Then work back the other way 7, 5, 3 under 6, 4, 2. It just goes back and forth until you run out of handle. Easy to do, but hard to explain.

  4. jaklumen says:

    My sister has woven bags from higher-grade shopping bags (i.e. the whole thing) before. But, considering the lower-grade of “common” grocery plastic bags you’re using, I see that it was apparently more efficient to just weave the handles and then the bag itself becomes a 7-ply of sorts. If you could gently heat that part so that the layers fuse together, well, I’d be more impressed.

    Yet should point out that I am impressed generally because… well, when the OTHER three R’s were taught to me, Reduce and then Reuse I was told were higher priority than Recycle. And you’ve done just that.

    Now, Doug, I forgot to say long ago that your many plastic containers– you could solve that overabundance by slyly giving them away– various gifts to friends, especially with food inside, etc., assuring and persuading them they are much better than Ziploc and Glad containers, and that they never need buy such again, hehe.

  5. akamonsoon says:

    Wow Doug, you should get that patented as a new way to recycle those plastic grocery bags. Very inventive!

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