Cavendish Workshop Aims to Replace Single-Use Plastics

Cavendish Workshop Aims to Replace Single-Use Plastics

Cavendish Workshop Aims to Replace Single-Use Plastics

It wasn’t until 1985 that single use plastic bags became routinely used in grocery stores. Very quickly, they took on other uses: totes for other objects, liners for trashcans, and a useful tool in cleaning up after the dog. With a ban on single-use plastics in Vermont starting in July 2020, the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) is offering a workshop to prepare for the change ahead. Historical societies are good repositories of how people once lived, and sometimes we need to draw on that knowledge to adjust to changes  more reflective of past eras.

This hands-on workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, will provide participants with the chance to make their own tote bags from old T-shirts; use Furoshiki, the Japanese method of fabric wrapping, to fold a beach towel to double as a pillow and carrying case; and learn how to convert a milk jug into a pooper scooper. It will be held at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum at 1958 Main Street in Cavendish, and is free and open to the public. Bring an old T-shirt and/or a beach towel. For details, call 802-226-7807 or e-mail margocaulfield @icloud.com.