1. Reuse when grocery shopping.
Take plastic produce or bulk bags back to the grocery store and put new purchases in them. Make sure to give these bags a quick rinse in between uses.
2. Use as packing material.
Instead of buying new packing material when you send a package or move houses, ball up used plastic bags and fit them around whatever you are packing.
3. Protect cookbook pages.
Slide a clear plastic bag over your cookbook to protect it from getting dirty while you’re cooking.
4. Make a pastry bag.
Cut a hole in one corner of a plastic bag and fill with your desired ingredients.
5. Crochet a tote bag.
The Etsy Blog outlines how to crochet a reusable tote bag out of 20-25 clean plastic bags. All you need is a plastic crochet hook and scissors!
How do you reuse plastic bags?
This post is part of our Wisdom of the Week series, furthering your knowledge about waste reduction every Wednesday during summer 2012.