Put a Lid on Plastic Waste | By: Tracy Peltier

Put a Lid on Plastic Waste by Tracy Peltier

This hand-sewn piece is made from 100% plastic trash including plastic lids, produce bags and  thread from strips of plastic produce bags. My concept was that nature sprouts from a base of plastic waste–green stems and leaves open up to bright multicolored blossoms.

So why a recycled dress? Recycling is my passion. I can’t stand to put a nice colorful plastic lid in the garbage. I save all sorts of items too good to go in the trash. This year I found a good use for those lids I’ve been saving for years. I entered this piece in the ReStore Trash Fashion Show held in April 2011. The trash fashion show is a good way to see how all this trash can be used in new, beautiful, and artistic ways.

Tracy Peltier is a mom, wife, and architect. She finds creating art to be beneficial to healing from cancer. Visit her blog for her story.

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One Response to Put a Lid on Plastic Waste | By: Tracy Peltier

  1. Plastic Waste says:

    Plastic Waste is a keen interest, Thanks!

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