N.Y. Student Recycles Plastic Bags as Subway Art California, which has seen a ban on plastic bags, now could ban a balloon. In New York City, where there is neither a bag nor a balloon ban, an art student has taken to crafting animals from plastic bags. He affixes them to subway grates, and passing trains inflate the bags, bringing them to life.
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N.Y. Student Recycles Plastic Bags as Subway Art

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N.Y. Student Recycles Plastic Bags as Subway Art

N.Y. Student Recycles Plastic Bags as Subway Art

N.Y. Student Recycles Plastic Bags as Subway Art

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California, which has seen a ban on plastic bags, now could ban a balloon. State lawmakers voted unanimously to ban metallic helium balloons, saying they drift into power lines and cause outages. In New York City, where there is neither a bag nor a balloon ban, an art student has taken to crafting animals from plastic bags. He affixes them to subway grates, and passing trains inflate the bags, bringing to life a plastic polar bear and a 6-foot giraffe.