Make A Difference – Wear Eco Boots, Recycled Plastic Bags!

Plastic bags are a serious environmental nuisance and if we don’t care enough to make a difference, things will go in a nasty direction. Some of us already started putting their imagination to work and create new ways to reuse and recycle.

Such is the case for these green wonders – Dacca or Dhaka, named after Bangladesh’s capital (one of world’s most plastic-bags-polluted cities), these booties are made of recycled plastic bags by the young Chilean industrial design student Camila Labra. Several layers of plastic bags fused together make the thick impermeable exterior material. The interior is made of quilted pique cotton. Sold for $45 these could start a serious eco-revolution if only people would be more aware and ecoconscious. How long till we actually start doing something to help the world? (via)

Dacca Plastic Bags boots

Dacca Boots plastic bags

5 comments

#1 Ellington on 01.03.09 at 4:39 pm

Wow! Those boots are way cool and extremely clever with the use of the recycled plastic bags! I would wear them! They would be funky on rainy days! : )
Maybe they could also make house ware things out of the plastic bags too like shower curtains and place mats?

#2 Adriana on 01.03.09 at 4:58 pm

It was always such a good Dutch attitude to do your daily shoppings with your shopping bag. In foreign countries I’ve had looks if I was a thief or something with my bags because I refused to use all these plastic bags. So I always showed that the bags were empty or I kept my bill(s) if I’ve had bought something elsewhere and that I wasn’t a thief at all.
Alas, I see less of our good attitude these days though its still here. Though I still carry on with my habit to use my shopping bag(s) or my shopping car. Now and then its impossible to avoid a plastic bag. And most off them are so ugly too!

These booties are funny and practical. But I don’t like them really. I carry on to do my shoppings, or running for errands as it is I believe, with my old fashioned bags. I don’t feel that much guilty being a part of this eco-disaster. I bring used glass, paper off all kinds to special eco-cans since ages. The same goes for the very bad poisened batteries. I don’t own a car since years. Its practical and cheaper to rent one in a overcrowded country as the Netherlands if really, really necassary. I walk or take a bus, tram or metro and peddle of course on my bike.
Since years I’m eco-friendly as much as possible. Some things we can’t avoid alas. What about all the stand-by’s and such things? Instead of limited these the use has grown immense. If you want it or not its not to avoid…sighs….All these stand-by’s feels like X-mis lights at times.
When do we start to do something? I do my best but sometimes I’m bound to give up on mankind. Someone said of late maybe we should not write ‘kind’ anymore after ‘man’ or something like that…..

#3 Adriana on 01.03.09 at 5:02 pm

Hi Ellington, I was typing my reply and after ‘submit’ you didn’t show up….the way PC’s work remains being a mistery to me!

#4 Adriana on 01.03.09 at 8:24 pm

Is it possible in the US and Canada to seperate your glass, paper and batteries as well as leftovers from food, peels, shells i.e. like fruit and groceries from the rest of your garbage? Are there special recycle bins for these?

#5 Ellington on 01.03.09 at 10:15 pm

Yes Adriana here in Toronto we have been recycling for years. We separate food waste and paper, have special bins for glass, tins and paper. And have special pick ups depending on the season for yard waste like weeds, leaves and other such things.
I always try to carry a cloth bag and if it is raining I reuse plastic bags. Its good to try as every little bit helps.

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