Whether you use a bag-for-life, a rucksack or even a suitcase for your food and clothes shopping, sometimes you can forget to take them out with you and end up taking plastic bags home instead.
You can often see discarded carrier bags on the ground, or hanging in trees and we all know they can last for a very long periods of time in landfill sites.
I’ve found a number of ways you can reuse your plastic bags – some of which you really won’t expect.
Plastic bags prove themselves quite useful for when you’re going on holiday. Use them to protect any liquids such as perfumes or shampoo bottles in your luggage – and put your dirty shoes in them to keep them away from your clothes.
Line your bathroom bin with spare plastic bags and save yourself from spilling tissues, floss, empty toothpaste tubes and more all over the floor! When it’s full, just tie up the top and chuck it in your bin. Easy.
If your kitchen bin is far away from where you prepare food, hang a plastic bag on a drawer. This way you can slide all your peelings, chopped tops of carrots and empty packaging into it. You can have two plastic bags hanging on each corner – one for recycling and one for general waste.
These beautiful roses made from plastic garbage bags. Plastic bags are good because they come in all sorts of colors, are pretty tough and well, if you’re making flowers you might as well be green and recycle a bag or two. Follow above directions for making a flower. Enjoy!
Or make a kite! Oh this takes me back, I remember making a plastic bag kite when I was very young. Why don’t you make one today?!
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