Source: I'm sure I read about them some place on the internet.
By funnyfarm from Nevada
By Vickie from Canton, MI
I found that a lid from a plastic gallon of ice cream was my answer. It fits the paper plates perfectly and the kids didn't wear their dinner.
I also take the large dry dog food bags, (the kind that are made out of some sort of fiber, not the regular paper ones) and made tote bags, etc. I made one crossover type bag for picking blueberries. It is hard to sew, but if you sew with tissue paper, it doesn't slide as badly. I've got one now that I cut down and cut square handles in it for when I brush my dog, iI put the hair in it, or I put all his grooming stuff in it. I found the tips for doing these on this site!
Of course, I can hardly ever throw out a plastic butter container. I reuse them for leftovers, cold, old grease, etc. I borrowed some softener and put it in a plastic squeeze mustard container I'd saved. And the plastic squeeze ketchup/mustard bottles you can buy at the dollar store, I put liquid shortening in one, and some vinegar in the other, so when I want to add some vinegar to my pot of beans to get rid of the gas, I just squeeze it in.
I rinse out plastic "zip" bags and reuse if they've had cookies, chips, or sandwiches in them. I'm careful not to reuse any that have had meat, etc. in them.
I've been recycling food containers for many years before recycling was hip. I used to save boxes, cans, etc. for my preschool room's kitchen. It was much cheaper back then from the "store bought" play food.
Probably the best, most recent re-use of an item is what my dad did last week. He killed a copperhead snake and didn't want the cat to get to it, so he put it in a plastic coffee container with a tight lid before disposing of it. He offered the container to me, and I quickly told him "No Thanks!"
By Denise from GA
Well you guessed it! He had grabbed the container with the batter and poured himself a big dollop in his coffee! You'd think he would learn after his big glass of hummingbird food "kool-aid" (stored in a half gallon milk container) he enjoyed last Spring.
By nonniebeth from Rome, GA
So don't trash your chip bag. Reuse It.
By Dianna from Derry, PA
By Diane from East Hartford, CT
By sbb1 from Umm al Quain, UAE
By Pamelaw from Sun Lakes, AZ
I reuse food packaging. I open up cardboard boxes (cracker and cereal) and save them for putting fresh baked cookies on to cool using the inside part of the box. The cardboard absorbs any fats. I also save the bags from the same boxes for freezing meats.
I also use them as frosting decorating bags by cutting off a small corner and inserting a decorating tip. These bags are super strong and work great, once used they can be tossed. I have done this for years with great results.
By NoRulesArt from Sunny Florida