How to Reuse Plastic Bags
Tips For Reusing Plastic Bags To Help The Environment
It is not difficult to reuse plastic bags, but people seem to believe they can't be reused. It seems that plastic bags existed forever. I think there is not one person that remembers a time without having them around either as shopping or grocery bags, or trash can bags or freeze bags, and so on.
Recently, however, plastic bags became a problem for our entire environment. The main problem with these bags is that they don't break down properly, they don't desintegrate as they should once thrown away. This means that bags are sitting in the bushes, in the forest, wherever people throw them away without a second thought, becoming a clear danger a the animals who ingest them and to the eco-system as a whole.
One way people started to contribute to saving our environment is to reuse plastic bags, by properly recycling them and here we will see a few ways which you can contribute with as well. Afterall the Earth belongs to all of us and it should be in all our bests to keep it safe.
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Reuse Them as Plastic Shopping Bags
One of the best and easiest way to recycle your bag is to actually reuse it as a plastic shopping bag. Many supermarkets and grocery stores give you plenty of free bags with your shopping, and let's face it, most of these end up in the trash can, being considered as 'useless'.
I have at home a drawer full of these free bags and I always take some with me when I go shopping to the fruit market or bakery. By having them with me, I can use them to fill in the bags instead of asking the clerk to give me new ones.
You can reuse these bags until you feel that they are no longer safe. While some bags are very thin and can be reused maybe twice, others are quite sturdy allowing for several shopping trips before they are no longer usable
Recycling Plastic Bags
Reuse Them as Plastic Trash Bags
As I have several hundred plastic bags at home in a drawer, one of the things I use them for are for using them as plastic trash bags. There are many plastic bags in shops that specially cater to garbage disposal and I see that they are very popular. Although it might be 'in' to buy them, why not being more pro-environment and use some of your already existing bags?
Many of these fit the kitchen garbage cans and they make really good trash can bags. This way when you finally throw them out, you won't feel guilty of having contributed to the waste increase.
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Reuse Them As Plastic Storage Bags
There are so many things that we are not using on a regular basis, some even as little as once a year, such as Christmas decorations. Have you thought of using them for storing these things? are awesome to use for the special occasions Pastic storage bags
Christmas decorations, old clothes no longer needed, children's toys, all these can be easily stored in plastic bags. You don't have to always use carton boxes for storing them.
Keep Some in the Car As Barf Bags
I remember when I was a kid I was always carsick when traveling over a longer distance, particularly if I had to sit in the back. My mom had always a few barf bags handy for me, knowing that I could not stay longer than 50 miles before nausea gripped me.
Why not have a few bags constantly in one of the car's compartments and use it as an emergency bag? Beats having your car all dirty and messy when such an emergency happens.
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Plastic Bags Are Useful
Plastic bags were and remain useful to all of us. They are not bad, however if not used properly, they can harm our ecosystem. This is why reusing plastic bags is a great service to all of us. Do it if you have the opportunity.
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