Uses for old bread bags:
I was going through some of my old stuff recently and found a bundle of photos stored in a bread bag
from the bakery we owned when I was a kid - that’s well over 20 years ago. It drove home the point just
how long these plastics last. The plastic hadn’t deteriorated one bit.
I’m not sure if there’s been much advancement in the world of bread bags in terms of making them a
little more earth friendly; so this is another area that certainly needs some improvement.
Sure, you can go to a bakery and buy full loaves wrapped in paper or make your own bread which will also
cut down bag usage, but for most of us this isn’t going to be the case.
Many families would wind up with hundreds of bread bags each year. So what to do with them all?
We probably can’t keep them out of the waste streamforever, but perhaps they can be used for other
purposes that may prevent the use/purchase of another product. - Here’s some ideas:
- For packing sandwiches
- As packing material when shipping goods
-General storage for small items
-A replacement for freezer bags
-Plastic bag crafts
-A cake icing piping bag
-Handy bags for picking up dog poop
-Liners for a bench top kitchen tidy
- Punch holes in the bag and use as a seedling tube
- Car travel sick bag
- Car travel rubbish bag
-Seasoning bag; add seasoning and meat and shake.
As mentioned, these ideas won’t keep the bread bags out of the waste stream, but they might take
the place ofsomething you’d otherwise buy for the tasks.
Lowering consumption of anything and everything issomething we can all do to reduce our environmental
impact.“Repurposing” is one of the 3R’s of going green: “Reduce,Reuse (Repurpose) and Recycle!
Sometimes it’s the simple things we often overlook that give us the best opportunity for contributing
to a greener planet