In my search for a craft to teach the apprentices, I have also satisfied my own recycling desires.
I am in the process of making a rag rug made out of candy wrappers and used plastic bags. I'm really excited about it.
My only option for trash disposal here is to burn it. I'm not too crazy about the effects on the environment or my own respiratory system from burning plastics, so this is a cool way to deal with all that.
This is just a teaser post (with some beginning photos). I'll write up a more complete post later with instructions for those of you who want to give it a try.