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Reinvent, Reuse, Recycle: Celebrating Earth Month with Upcycled Crafts

Reinvent, Reuse, Recycle: Celebrating Earth Month with Upcycled Crafts

This Earth Month, let's embrace the power of upcycling. With Plaid, you can transform everyday items into unique pieces of art. This year, we're celebrating with upcycling crafts, transforming everyday items into unique pieces of art using our broad range of paint and art supplies. 
 
Upcycling is the art of transforming unwanted items into something useful and beautiful. It's a creative and fun way to reduce waste and make a positive impact on our planet. We are excited to introduce three new formulas to your craft room: FolkArt Paint for Plastic, Murano Glass Paint, and Mod Podge Multi.

Breathe new life into old plastic items with FolkArt Paint for Plastic. This paint glides smoothly, providing excellent coverage and a smooth, satin finish. It adheres to most plastics, making upcycling easy and fun. From old plastic containers to discarded toys, the possibilities are endless.
 
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Add a touch of elegance to your glassware with FolkArt Murano Glass Paint. This easy-to-use paint transforms ordinary glass surfaces into a stunning statement, perfect for upcycling! Achieve a captivating play of colors that shift and shimmer as light dances across the surface.

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Seal and protect your upcycled crafts with Mod Podge Multi. This all-in-one decoupage formula combines the features of 3 consumer favorites—Dishwasher Safe, Outdoor and Fabric. It's water-based, non-toxic, and made in the USA, making it a safe and reliable choice for your crafting needs.

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During Earth Month, try out a few upcycling crafts. These projects not only reduce waste but also add a personal touch to your home decor. Get inspiration and instructions for the projects below by clicking on the image.

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Here at Plaid we are doing our part to strengthen sustainable operations. Learn more about our Pillars of Corporate Sustainability below.
 

Pillars of Corporate Responsibility

2024 ENHANCE AND STRENGTHEN SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS

ENVIRONMENTAL

Product Packaging

134.6 tons of HDPE plastic diverted from landfills due to redesigned 2oz bottles and 25% PCR in 8oz and larger

Product Packaging

Reduction in printed label size to save paper and ink

Product Packaging

Recycled plastic brush handles to avoid deforestation of natural resources

Shipping

Recycled corrugated used, and software selects optimum size of shipping cartons

Shipping

Paper fillers used to fill voids in shipping boxes

Shipping

Recycled pallets used and reconditioned for resale

Energy Reduction

LED motion sensor lamps reduce electrical footprint

Facilities Recycling

Glass, Aluminum, and Paper stations use only recycled paper supplies

Compliance

Product testing to meet standards for the safety of ingredients

SOCIAL

 

Operate safe and healthy workplaces that value diversity, promote teamwork, and reward performance

 

65% female workforce and corporate leadership

 

Diverse and inclusive workforce 60% African American / Asian / Latino from 14 countries

 

Happy crafting and happy Earth Month!
Posted: 4/9/2024 4:15:35 PM by Tamara Comstock | with 0 comments

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