Wondering what to do with those plastic grocery bags? Here are a few interesting ideas for making the most of plastic bags. The following are some recycle method for you.
1. Reusing as bags
Reuse them for their initial purpose. Take them back to the grocery store for reuse in bagging your groceries. Refuse to accept new ones.
Return your bags back to the grocery store for recycling. Most stores have a container to take these bags back and recycle them for you.
Consider no longer accepting plastic bags. The more that you continue to use the bags, the more stores assume you want them. By bringing your own bags with you, and by refusing plastic bags, you send a message that they're no longer wanted. However, be realistic. Some plastic bags prevent worse problems, such as leaking meat juices––use your common sense about minimizing their use.
2.Turn the bags into bin liners. Keep plastic bags around the house to replace trash can liners in the bathrooms, office and bedrooms. Keep them anywhere you have a small trashcan. Keep some in the laundry room to throw out pocket trash found in clothes and empty the lint filter in the dryer.
3.Store perishable food in plastic bags. Place food that perishes easily inside plastic bags before refrigerating.
4.Keep a stash of bags in each vehicle to help keep the car tidy. Hang one over a seat, arm rest, or simply keep it under a seat. Empty the bags regularly but only get rid of the bags if they're really filthy; otherwise, reuse them as many times as possible.
5.Donate the bags to your local charity shop or thrift store, library or flea market sellers. The bags can be used by people who borrow books, buy items or need to bring in items. Ask first though––quite a few charity shops have stopped accepting these bags for fear of contamination or unsavory objects inside them.
6.Make use of plastic bags for traveling. Plastic bags are light and not noticeable when shoved into your suitcase or backpack. They're ideal for the following:
Keeping unwashed laundry separate from clean clothes in your bag.
A makeshift shower cap if you don't want wet hair from showering.
A ready-made garbage bag where none is available while traveling.
Something to cover your shoes with if it starts raining heavily and your shoes can't get wet.
Use the bags to help re-cart soggy laundry from a previous vacation home again.
Something to collect and wrap souvenirs with.
7.Save your electronics from moisture when heading out of the house on a rainy day.