Reuse the Plastic Bags You Already Have

Even though I try to use my own shopping bags when I shop, I still wind up with a lot of plastic bags. I recycle them periodically with the various stores, but I also use them myself. I line trash cans with them and use them for storage and organization of suitably sized items. (Don't forget to label with a sharpie, before you tie the top!)


My favorite use of plastic shopping bags is for shipping packing. They weigh practically nothing and several partially filled with air and tied, make a great air cushion for fragile items.I put a few around the item to be cushioned and fill the rest of the space with air filled bags.

By Crystal from Waverly, AL

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April 13, 20100 found this helpful

Just make sure the recipient of the packages know to recycle them on their end.

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July 29, 20100 found this helpful

I volunteer once a month at the local food pantry. We never have enough bags. I take what I have and have gotten some from my neighbor, but there is always a great need for bags there. Sometimes the folks who come bring their own reusable bags, but they are in the minority.


So if you can, take what you do not use yourself to the food cupboard in your area. Your help will be most appreciated!

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