Plastic bags are one of the major environmental problems in the world, yet it is unlikely that their production will cease anytime soon. This problem will continue on growing but there are certain measures that can be taken to decrease the impact of plastic bags. Recycling is the best way to help your environment from this issue.
Here are a few ideas how you can play your part in saving your environment:
Use Them To Give Away or Store Leftovers
After a dinner party, it is customary for some to give the leftovers to the guests to take home and enjoy. Usually, people use plastic plates and tin foil to secure the food. However, a better way is to use those plastic bags. This way, there won’t be any chances of spilling food when you hit a bump or speed breaker on the way as all the food will remain inside the plastic bag. Even if you are not handing out leftovers, you can secure them in plastic bags and store them in the fridge to enjoy later.
Plastic Bags as Trash Bags
Every month or so, we buy trash can liners to put in our garbage bins. What if you can save some money and protect your environment at the same time? Instead of spending money on buying trash can liners, use plastic bags. Use the small ones for small dustbins placed in rooms and washrooms. Use the large ones for your kitchen trash can.
Plastic bags can be easily used to store something. Place your item in and tie it while removing all the air from inside. This will keep bugs, dust, and moisture out, and your item will be protected. This is also an economical way of storage as this will prevent you from buying storage boxes that also take up more space.
Use as Packing Material
When you want to mail something small, instead of buying packing material, use the plastic bags. They are free and some are even colorful. Tie some ribbons on it and it will also work as a wrapping paper!
Ideal for Keeping Items Secure In Wet Weather
You can keep your important papers and other items inside a plastic bag and tie it tightly. This will ensure no moisture enters and the documents remain dry even in wet weather.
Throw Away Diapers in Them
Throwing away diapers in a diaper container is quite easy but if there are any spills or a bag tears, the container gets dirty and it becomes a hassle to properly clean it. Throw away the used diapers by firmly tying them up in plastic bags so that they remain secure in them.