Bag It, Don’t Trash It.
Corcoran 4-H member Brittney Curtis is working on a leadership project to help combat waste in the local community. According to Curtis, every year Americans add about 21 billion pounds of textile (such as clothing and bedding) waste to landfills. Americans also use a staggering 100 billion plastic bags a year.
Brittney is collecting used t-shirts to convert to reusable, washable grocery totes to help combat both problems on a local level. Unwanted t-shirts can be dropped off at Images in downtown Corcoran or at Sawtelle and Rosprim Machine Shop for upcycling.
Brittney will be working with fellow Corcoran 4-Hers at the Farmers Market which is set for Friday, September 10 and at the Cotton Festival to pass out bags and teach the public how to make their own.
Brittney is also supplying free bags to Corcoran merchants upon request. To request bags, instructions for making bags or for more information about the project, Brittney can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.