RECYCLING: Bags made entirely out of recycled plastic.

26. May 2020 | Plastics, Material, Waste | via


“A bag with heart” by Bembien. (Credit:

The official description for the handbags, according to an article on, reads: “A bag with heart. Entirely hand-woven with plastic recycled off the beaches of Bali and repurposed into a gorgeous bag to treasure forever.”

Why was the plastic sourced from Bali of all places? According to Bembien’s website, the gorgeous tropical island of Bali is currently facing a devastating plastic pollution problem that threatens their ecosystem and marine life. This has led to the establishment of many local initiatives aimed at alternate ways of reducing and recycling the plastic. Bali is also one of only a handful of places in the world that has completely banned single-use plastic.