Project image card - click to select this 2 hour project. Image shows a young girl holds up a reusable bag that she made out of an old tshirt.
2 Hours

Photo credit: Deep Creek Middle School 

Your mission

Design a reusable bag from a t-shirt or any old cloth.

Time Commitment: 2 Hours

Range of Impact: Home

This Action was created in partnership with Bahamas Plastic Movement.

Why this Action is impactful

Single-use plastic bags can easily be swapped out for reusable alternatives! Plastic bags often get into the environment where they can harm nature, animals, and humans.

What to know before getting started

The Bahamas Plastic Movement is a vibrant non-profit organization focused on building a community of education and activism around preventing plastic pollution. They have been working on creative solutions to single-use plastic bags in the Bahamas, which is why we will be using them as a good example of how to make a reusable bag!

What to do

Watch this video to learn how to make a creative reusable bag from a t-shirt. Find an old t-shirt that you want to repurpose, grab some scissors, and follow along!

Tips and suggestions

  • Add a fun design or message on the bag to attract people’s attention! If people like your bag they might want to make their own.
  • Creating reusable bags with a group of friends or family is a great way to spend quality time while spreading awareness of single-use plastic alternatives.

Track your contribution

To submit your work and get recognized for your contribution to your community, complete the form below. If we approve your submission, you’ll be awarded 2 Hours.

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Learn more

Check out the educational videos below to learn more about this topic.

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