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    Default How many ways do you know to reuse plastic shopping bags?

    Lately I've been wondering how other people use those light weight plastic shopping bags around the house and garden.

    We use them to line trash cans, as part of our pooper scooper kit while walking the dog, for baby diapers, as padding in shipping boxes...

    One of the best ideas I've heard is to pull a bag over each each shoe up to the knee on pant leg and use a large rubber band to hold it in place. Now use your weed whacker to cut grass and 99% of the clean up is done when you pull them off and throw them away.No tracking grass into the house.


    What are your best ideas for reusing these bags?

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    Default Re: How many ways do you know to reuse plastic shopping bags?

    I reuse the plastic shopping bags for lunch bags. and trash bags in my car.

    I am a member of paperbackswap.com and when I mail books, I will wrap a plastic bag around it to keep the book from getting wet.

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    Default Re: How many ways do you know to reuse plastic shopping bags?

    I do a lot of craft work and use a bag for each project I am working on.

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    Default Re: How many ways do you know to reuse plastic shopping bags?

    Like others, I use them for trash can liners, to line my "garbage bowl" when prepping/cooking dinner, for carrying/transporting items, covering/protecting, packing items, cushioning things, quick trash throw a ways, separating things, and to store with...I'm sure there's other things I do with them, just can't remember right off hand.

    BUT, hadn't thought of covering my shoes with them...LOVE the idea!!!

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    Default Re: How many ways do you know to reuse plastic shopping bags?

    If you crochet you can make nice carry all bags like beach stuff or whatever they are very strong and wont rip different colored bags from different stores. From Pittsburgh so black and gold bags for the Steelers work well.

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    Default Re: How many ways do you know to reuse plastic shopping bags?

    I agree, great idea using them to cover shoes.

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    Default Re: How many ways do you know to reuse plastic shopping bags?

    Here is a project I want to do with plastic bags. however, you have to fuse them together so I imagine it is going to stink. I am waiting for a warm say, when I am alone, I can go outside with my iron and do this.

    I have also herd of people making diaper covers with fused plastic bags. I guess once you get 6-8 fused together them become workable like cloth.

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    Default Re: How many ways do you know to reuse plastic shopping bags?

    Here is another craft project I want to do with plastic bags. plastic bags to reusable tote - Imgur making a plastic bag out of plastic bags but not having to make plarn.

 

 
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