Turning Old T-Shirts into Bags

Students in Environmental Science are looking at each form of waste reduction's impact on the environment: reducing waste at the source, repurposing, and upcycling before considering recycling. Connecticut has recently begun phasing out single-use bags, so reusable bags are in high demand. What better way to support an environmental initiative to reduce the use of plastics with a program to reuse discarded clothing? Old t-shirts were turned into sturdy and highly functional reusable bags, with students learning the finer points of measuring, cutting, and sewing the items.