If you’ve been waiting to join the Show Your Plastic Trash Challenge, this coming week is your chance to not only collect and analyze your personal plastic waste, but also to be a part of a gorgeous traveling exhibit — the International Plastic Quilt Project — which is encouraging people to live plastic-free and to make art from the plastic waste that they do end up with.
I met up with Oakland resident Amy Chovnick last month to be a part of the following video, explaining the idea behind the project and how you can get involved. It’s simple!
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDcfqKuOv6k
The quilt will be displayed on December 2 in Portland, OR, so Cheryl from Create Plenty requests that squares be delivered or mailed by November 22. What have you got to lose? Join the challenge this weekend! Complete instructions are on the Create Plenty web site.
I got a chance to see part of the quilt a few weeks ago at the Mini Maker Faire in Oakland. What I loved about it was the variety of designs, from simple to complex. See for yourself. (Click images to see larger.)
And here are some fake plastic fish…