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Monday, May 9, 2011

How Do You Re-Use Plastic? Omemee Women Helping Haiti Make Mats!

What’s Your Re-Use Tip?

Tomorrow is Blue Box Day in Omemee, which means containers, plastic, cans, and Styrofoam trays go in the recycling, but do you have any great re-using tips? Reusing items, rather than re-cycling them, can help reduce your carbon footprint even more.

How do you re-use plastic bags?

Women Helping Haiti Omemee Chapter, re-uses clean three litre milk bags to make sleeping mats for the Homeless in Haiti.  Crocheted sleeping mats are washable, repel bugs and provide an alternative to sleeping on the ground Mats are delivered cost-free, because they are also used as packing material around fragile items en route. An adults mat is 36 x 65 inches, and a child’s mat is 30 x 45 inches.It can take up to 300 milk bags to make one sleeping mat for an adult.
Women Helping Haiti meets for coffee and fellowship every other Tuesday at at the Reaboro-Omemee Baptist Church , 21 Sturgeon St. North Omemee. In addition to preparing milk bags for crocheting into sleeping mats, Women Helping Haiti puts together hospital care kits, and birthing kits for the women of Haiti. Their next meting is on Tuesday, May 17th at 9:30 a.m.
For more information call (705) 799-1469
Check out the Milk Bag Mat project for more details.

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