Plastic bags are the scorn upon our environmental lives. I am one of those people who always state at the counter ‘ I would not like a plastic bag please’ then on the way home I silently grrrr at those holding a plastic bag.
Of course I have joined up with the Greener Upon Thames
plastic-bag-free campaign. aiming to persuade the UK government to ban, or introduce a realistic levy on plastic bags within London but hopefully leading to a zero-waste world.
But I have a problem, no matter how hard I try, how hard I make my housemates change to taking a bag-for-life – they seems to be a big collection within a draw. waiting for that day, in which they will be put to use.
But what use? what can be down with a huge collection of bags?
An internet search has come up with all these good- if sometimes odd ideas.
- Protectors – for shoes, cookbooks, hands,
- As knee pads, sandals and rain hats
- wrapping paper
- plant pot filler
- wet umbrella holders
- make-shift chopping board
- paintbrush perseveres
- small bin bags
- dog leash
- decorative wall flowers
- door snake, to stop drafts
- For knitting
- handing them down generation-to-generation, just in case they come in use.
Or of course we can recycle plastic bags at certain depot’s however – they seem to be few and far between.
Do you have any more ideas on plastic bag usage?