What Can You Do With Produce Stickers?
As I continue to look for ways to reduce plastic in my life, one that comes up are those little stickers on our produce. I avoid stickers when possible by shopping farmers’ markets, but during fall to spring, I still get lots of produce (often with stickers) from the store or food co-op. When one composts, you need to remove the sticker.
Last year I began to save my produce stickers as I heard in the book, “Plastic Free” by Beth Terry, that you can send them to a guy named Barry Snyder at Stickerman Produce Art. Barry uses the produce stickers to make art. He’s a guy from Erie, Colorado, who gives these stickers a new life through his artwork, so start saving your stickers.
Here are my stickers from 2014 that I collected and sent on to Barry. While it’s not much, I’m glad it is being put to good use. Eco-Vegan Gal mentioned there are some new stickers coming out that are compostable, but I have yet to see them.
Here are some samples of Barry’s art.
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What do you do with your produce stickers? Will you be sending stickers to Barry in the future? Please answer in the comments below.