It takes more or less 15 to 20 plastic grocery bags to knit an Eco friendly, tote. (15 to 20 less plastic bags in our landfills !!!). These totes could be used for the beach, the farmers market, or even as grocery bags, ;). So let's start saving the plastic bags, and make lots and lots of Plarn, and let's do our part to save our planet!!!!! You can find a Plarn making tutorial by Linda Martin on Favecrafts.com.