Here in the U.S. alone, we use around 100 billion plastic grocery bags every single year.While some cities have banned the bag, most of us aren’t lucky enough to live in a town that’s nixed those ubiquitous, flimsy grocery bags.
Despite always bringing a reusable bag to the store, plastic grocery bags seem to make their way into my life.
Maybe a wellmeaning friend uses one to bring over snacks for a night of board games or I accept a used one to tote some goodies home from an unexpected garage sale.
No matter what the reason, I can never bring myself to get rid of all of that plastic.
If you’ve got an ever-growing collection of plastic bags making you feel guilty, too, don’t despair! Here are some practical and crafty ways to use those bags over and over, and you can share your favorite ways to reuse plastic bags in the comments!
If worst comes to worst, you can also recycle those old plastic bags, instead of sending them to the landfill. Stores like Publix, Target, and Lowe’s will often take plastic bags for recycling. Make sure you call the store before you show up with a haul, though, since that policy can vary from town to town.