Bags to Bird Feeders
In December 2019, I went to visit the folks at Eco-Plastic Products of Delaware. I had heard from a customer that this start up was able to recycle plastic bags. For years I had been disturbed by the waste of plastic bags generated by our store. It seemed Eco was formed three years earlier as a non-profit to recycle plastic waste and convert it into boards and then make viable products out of the boards. They started making park benches, picnic tables, bicycle racks, and garden boxes out of the plastic boards. I tried getting other entities to consider making bird feeders out of the boards. Unfortunately COVID came to town and we all know what happened to the world.
I decided to start creating simple Bark Butter Feeders and Suet Plug Feeders out of the boards. These feeders work well to attract most all the woodpeckers we have in our region. I've also seen Wrens, Catbirds, and Blue Jays clinging to the feeders.
If you're interested in one of these feeders, stop by the store and check them out! And don't forget to bring back your birdseed bags. We couldn't have made these without you and your seed bags.