Saturday, August 16, 2014

Recycling Bags for Small Trash Cans

Ever wonder what to do with all those annoying little bags you get from the store? Do they reproduce like rabbits under your sink? These bags can be re-used for small trash can bags. (Also if you get too many you can recycle them at Wal-Mart)  Many ideas that are frugal are also green and can make you feel good twice over. You can save money and the environment all at the same time. You can actually make or buy a bag for these bags in which you put the bags into the top and then you can pull the bags out from the bottom like these:

A quick word about the environment. For many generations, people used and re-used whatever they had. This was a good system. Things were usually made of natural materials and would easily degrade back into the environment once their use was done. This has only changed in recent times. We create so much trash. It is my opinion that when we do the right things, life has a way of sustaining itself. You don't have to believe in global warming to believe in conservation. As our Grandmothers used to say:

Use it up.
Wear it out.
Make it do.
Or do without.

This is a philosophy that I think we would all do well to live by.


  1. I have been doing this for many years. Wal-Mart has the biggest and best plastic bags, I've found. I recycle the ones I don't use at the local grocery store.