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Plastic Grocery Bag Purse


The Recycle Challenge grocery bag tote purse is a popular item with locals and tourists.  It is a unique and sustainable fashion item created by crochet artist, Belgium Coignet of New Orleans. This one-of-a-kind purse is made entirely from ten recycled plastic grocery bags, repurposed into strips of plastic yarn, transforming everyday waste into a functional and stylish accessory - a purse.

The tote purse features a sturdy construction with durable handles, making it perfect for carrying groceries, books, or other essentials. The intricate crochet work gives a two-in-one purse. One side provides a shaggy look, and the reverse side has a textured look, showcasing Cionette's skill and creativity as an artist.


Not only is the Recycle Challenge purse a fashionable statement piece, but it also serves as a reminder of the importance of reducing waste and taking steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle. By repurposing plastic bags into a new and fashionable accessory, The Recycle Challenge encourages others to think creatively about how they can make a positive impact on the environment.


Carry the Recycle Challenge grocery bag tote purse with pride, knowing that you are not only supporting our non-profit that works with educating youth,  but you are also making a conscious choice to reduce, reuse, and recycle in style.



  • Made from 10 recycled grocery bags turned into plastic yarn strips.
  • Hand-crocheted. 
  • Shoulder strap provides easy carrying.
  • This item measures 32 inches by 7 inches. The shoulder strap is attached to the 
  • purse and measures 3 inches by 42 in length
  • Lightweight and perfect for travel or gifting.



  • Showcases the beauty of upcycling and repurposing materials.
  • Supports the mission of The Recycle Challenge in promoting eco-friendly art.
  • Ideal for eco-conscious individuals, and lovers of recycling.
  • Functional, handmade pieces.


Care Instructions:

  • Avoid prolonged exposure to heat, may soften due to warmth.
  • Clean with a dry cloth if necessary.
  • Store in a dry place to maintain longevity.



    Plastic Grocery Bag Purse

    8 Grams
    • Care Instructions: Handle with care to avoid damage. Keep away from direct sunlight to preserve plastic materials. Clean gently with a soft, dry cloth if needed.

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