Plastic bags are becoming an epidemic. You get them everywhere, from the grocery store to your favorite take out place and even the liquor store. These plastic bags add up and all they do is end up in landfills across the nation. This is why it is so important to go eco-conscious and invest in reusable bags. In fact, one person completely switching over to reusable bags in their lifetime would remove more than 22,000 plastic bags from the environment.
But did you know that these reusable shopping bags, wine bags, and grocery bags can be used for more than just toting around your purchases? Here are some interesting ways to reuse your reusable bag!
Use them as a tomato plant
All you need to do is add some dirt, hang it from the straps, and cut a slit in the bottom of the bag for the roots to grow out of. Just make sure to water it pretty regularly, as those tomatoes get quite thirsty!
Diaper bags in a pinch
You really don't need all those pockets and large compartments for a diaper bag. So if you are in a rush, grab a reusable wine bag, tuck in some diapers, wipes, and cream and you will be good to go.
Pack a lunch
There's no need to purchase an expensive lunch box, as reusable insulated bags can do just the trick! They're an investment that only costs a few bucks, and if you think about all the reusable bags you use every day to bring lunch to the office, you will do Mother Nature a huge favor!
Trick or Treating
If your kids are dedicated to getting the most candy as possible, give them a reusable bag! These bags are a lot sturdier than the typical plastic bag, and they won't stretch out like a pillowcase!
Use them to pack with
We all know how stressful it can be to pack, and once you get to your destination it is hard not to make a mess unpacking. To make things neat, separate different items in your suitcase in reusable wine bags. For example, keep your t-shirts in one, your pants in the other, and underwear altogether. You can label and color coordinate each bag to make it easier to find items.
With these ideas in mind, what are you waiting for? Grab some reusable bags today!