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Loom Bands – an eco rant

A personal rant on a craze that is still looming large…

Green Your Life

imageI am the most horrible mother around.  I have banned loom bands from the house!

Ideally I would ban them from everywhere, but sadly realise this is impossible.  My daughter recieved a box of 100’s of the things for her birthday.  It is sitting on top of a cupboard, unopened whilst I try to figure out the best way to dispose of it!

So what is my gripe with this fashionable craze that has boys and girls happily sitting ‘looming’ fantastic creations?  It is the little bands – they get everywhere.  They do not biodegrade and they look remarkably like small bits of food to many birds and small mammals (most of whom don’t see in colour).

So these bracelets, necklaces, key rings and other loom band accouterments are carried around and the little bands break and drop wherever their owner is passing…..

Children sit and loom in the shade…

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About ecomumof2

I am a mum of 2 children, currently 8 and 4.5. We Home Educate and enjoy a wide range of activities - many of which involve being outdoors.

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2 thoughts on “Loom Bands – an eco rant

  1. Try encouraging lucetting with real wool instead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y5K7FiT2Og
    Sally

    Posted by thehutts | 30/08/2015, 7:36 am

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