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Upcycled Reusable Bags for Kids!

Friday, May 19th 2023

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Woodstock Public Library District

Did you know that Americans use 100 billion plastic bags per year, which require 12 million barrels of oil to manufacture? Each single-use plastic bag is used for less than an hour, but the effects last forever. Since plastic bags are lightweight, they easily enter our environment as litter. Sea creatures can become entangled in them and mistake plastic bags for food, resulting in toxic debris filling their stomachs.

This class will be hosted at the Woodstock Public Library and facilitated by the UCRRA Recycling Outreach Team. Participants will learn how to reduce plastic pollution in their everyday lives as well as the benefits of waste reduction. Participants will have the opportunity to upcycle their old t-shirt into a reusable eco-friendly bag for use on the go! Upcycling is a fun and creative way to repurpose old items into new, useful items or works of art! This FREE workshop is suitable for children ages 7 and up, and parental supervision is advised.

Please bring an old t-shirt to be upcycled!

Accessibility: A wheelchair accessible ramp is available to enter the main library. Accessible parking is available to the side of the building, and additional parking spots are available across the street. This program will take place upstairs, where there is no elevator or lift. Masks and social distancing are not required at this time, but they are recommended.

We strive to offer equal program opportunities. Educational resources in Spanish are available by request. If you require any special accommodations or have questions about this program, please contact Tanesia White, Recycling Educator, at TWHI@UCRRA.ORG or 845-336-3336.