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uses for old plastic bags

Post: #21119 den_the_cat
Sun May 28, 2006 5:08 pm

ideas please for what to do with plastic bag type stuff.

not really carrier bags, we don't get many and we reuse them for allsorts of stuff, but those flimsy plastic bags for loose veg in supermarkets and the plastic you get on packs of loo rolls etc.

Is there anywhere at all which recycles them? Our need for short bits of 'string' and low grade freezer bags is very limited.

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Post: #21120 Shirley
Sun May 28, 2006 5:12 pm

tie them together and then knit a bag :))

stuff them into outdoor cushions/draught excluders

take them back to the shop and reuse them a couple of times until they are no longer worthwhile.
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Post: #21124 Boots
Sun May 28, 2006 5:42 pm

Hey Shirlz, they are all great ideas...

Especially the cushions! We have 2 shops who recycle bags, the op shop and the nursery. The nursery woman flat out refuses to buy them, and if she runs out it's tough luck... and she is quite rude about it (makes me laugh because she gets quite stroppy when no-one brings them in)

I never seem to have any spare to take in, because I get the bulk of my shopping in boxes that go into the garden beds. What I do get them with the odd thing, they are used in the bin, or for wrapping ducks in the freezer or whatnot. She snarls and spits and just doesn't seem to believe me when I say I have none.

I think I might scrounge around and make her a cushion! :mrgreen:

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Post: #21463 den_the_cat
Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:58 am

thank you - I'm thinking kneeling pads would be a great idea! (smaller than a cushion and my bum is better padded than my knees anway :) )

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Post: #21978 Ranter
Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:35 pm

I'm already making plans for using some donated fabric to make a cushion for outdooors. Thanks for the idea.

I save plastic bags from: magazines that are posted or come with the papers; wrapping loo rolls; wrapping bread loaves & all the other myriad things that come in plastic bags. I've a carrier bag full of 'em despite re-using them in the freezer etc. They are getting in the way & I was wondering what to do with them.

Saving them doesn't half make you aware of how many of them are used & has prompted me to look for products that don't use plastic bags.

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Re: uses for old plastic bags

Post: #272204 Annemieke
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:08 pm

This is only if your kids insist on having fireworks like everyone else! So not this time of year really.
When mine were young, come Guy Fawkes night I would tie some 4-5 plastic bags one underneath the other, and hang them down from the washing line outside. Put a match to the bottom one and we had a marvellous (well, for my kids anyway) fireworks display, sound effects and all.
Not too ecologically sound, but the kids were happy and it cost nothing.
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