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Rags 2 Bags Helping to Make the City a Little Greener

Rags 2 Bags sewers
Posted at 6:02 PM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 14:36:20-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL  (WTXL) -- Every week, an organization known as Rags 2 Bags gets together to turn scraps of material into reusable shopping bags and totes for the community.

Rags 2 Bags is a committee within Sustainable Tallahassee that uses donated materials and sewing machines to make these reusable bags.

All too often, people use plastic bags that go to waste, and litter our roads, parks, and oceans. 

The Rags 2 Bags sewers are hoping that their efforts will make a difference, even a small one, in helping to reduce that waste.

"That's part of it; to encourage people to think before they just automatically take a plastic bag," says Peggy Sanford, the Rags 2 Bags Leader. "But the other part of it is that so often, the problem seems so big in our world that nobody can do anything about it. What I wanted to do was to give somebody something that we could do to make a difference."

Last year alone, the Rags 2 Bags group made over 1,000 bags and gave them out for free at various community events.

If you are interested in donating materials to Rags 2 Bags, you can do so at five different locations:

  • The Community Thrift Market: North Monroe, across from Brueggers Bagels
  • The Sharing Tree: 218 East 3rd Ave.
  • LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts: 125 North Gadsden St.
  • First Presbyterian Church office: 110 North Adams St.
  • First Presbyterian Church office: Corner of John Knox and Meridian Rd.

It is asked that all donations be clearly marked for Rags 2 Bags to avoid any being mixed in with other donations. 

For additional information, visit their Facebook page.