Save those tabs

Upper Clearwater residents bring back request from Guatemala for pull-tabs

Linda Brierly holds a pull-tab from a pop can.

Linda Brierly holds a pull-tab from a pop can.

Linda Brierly holds a pull-tab from a pop can. The tabs are used by the Pokomchi Indians of Guatemala to decorate bags and other items, she says.

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Pokomchi woman shows Bill Brierly two of the bags she has made using discarded pull-tabs. The handcrafted items are a needed source of income for disadvantaged people but their popularity has meant the cost of pull-tabs has gone up, the Brierlys report.