Easy Steps to Reuse Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are one of the most common household items, but they can also be one of the most wasteful. Since so many people use plastic bags for a variety of reasons, we tend to accumulate quite a collection over time. Instead of throwing them away every time you go shopping or packing your suitcase for vacation, there are plenty of other uses for plastic bags that will keep them from ending up in landfills (and oceans!).

Use them as garbage bags.

If you have a dog, then you know how important it is to pick up after them. If you’re like me, though, sometimes it can be hard to find a place where I can dispose of the waste without having to walk too far away from my house or car. That’s where plastic grocery bags come in!

Use your plastic grocery bag as a garbage bag for picking up after your pet’s messes–it works equally well on their poop as it does on their litter box contents (if they have one).

You can also use them as garbage bags for other things around the house: when cleaning up after children who aren’t old enough yet for toilet training; when throwing away food scraps from meals cooked at home; etcetera ad infinitum ad nauseum…

Make a basket out of it.

  • Cut the bag into strips.
  • Tie the strips together, using a hot glue gun to seal the base of your basket.
  • Use it to store items in your kitchen