A “Blanket” Approach to Single-Use Plastics
For the 2013-14 school year, Create Plenty’s International Plastic Quilt Project (IPQP) will reduce plastic pollution through our Education, Collection, Creation and measurable Outcomes implementation process in after-school programs. To learn more about (IPQP) click here.
To include your school’s activities to reduce plastic pollution and inspire others with your story and accomplishments OR if you want to partner in some way, please contact us:
Have you implemented alternatives to single-use plastic in your home, school or community? Share your story! We are developing an online digital “quilt” that will share goals, progress, stories and total amount of plastic pollution reduced from the waste stream through practical and creative reuse!
Want to know more about plastic pollution and need help organizing solutions you can implement? Ask us!
We can give a presentation, lead a brainstorming session and help you with next steps! Our collective experiences and endeavors can help to generate fun, creative and empowering solutions for our communities.
If you missed it, have a look at the culminating exhibit, the online gallery of Plastic Quilt Squares from the 2012 show and a map of this Spring’s participant locales. In 2013, Quilt squares created will be emblematic of solutions being taken at participant sites.
The International Plastic Quilt Project began as Leave No Plastic Behind (LNPB) in 2007. It was a simple exercise among new and old friends and coworkers in Portland, Oregon. They found a local cafe willing to hang art created out of single-use plastic, then sent out a call for artists and others to live plastic-free for the same three month time period. Since then there have been more art exhibits, two per year, involving people from around the country. After the project went to Mexico in 2010, it became the International Plastic Quilt Project! View the archival gallery here.