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Casa Verde: More Ideas For Plastic Bags

Plastic bags: It's hard to escape them. Even though I bring cloth bags almost everywhere, I still have a collection of plastic grocery and department store bags. At Casa, I've told you how to make a cool bag out of plastic bags and I've also given you tips on what can and can't be recycled. Now, Treehugger has linked to Real Simple's list of 10 reuse solutions for plastic bags.

Some of these, like using plastic bags to pick up doggie deposits, are no-brainers. But some of the other ideas are ones I'd never thought of.

To find some simple-yet-innovative uses for plastic bags, just

  • Use plastic bags as paint preservers, by covering your brushes and rollers with bags with plastic bags, and then rubber-banding them to keep them airtight.
  • Peel and cut veggies and fruit over plastic bags. (But instead of then tossing them in the garbage, as advised, empty the peels and pieces into your compost instead!)
  • Use crumpled plastic bags in the bottom of planters to cut down on the amount of potting soil you use.
  • Want to read the rest of the tips? Then head over to Real Simple.

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