You guys! It’s coming…
You know, that time when the single-use plastic bags will no longer be a part of our lives. As a matter of fact, when visiting the coast, we found out that Newport, Oregon has already implemented the ban.
On one hand, I’m going to miss using them for my bathroom garbage can and to store my returnable bottles and cans. But seriously! How many of these things do we need?!!?
If you’ve been looking for a creative way to get closer to your zero-waste goals, look no further than your empty dog and cat food bags. Instead of throwing these little gems into the landfill, use them to create your own cute reusable grocery bags. And since more and more states are jumping on the bandwagon to ban single-use plastic grocery bags, we’re all going to need to be more prepared and show up at the grocery store armed with our own bags. Why not be stylish and responsible? Double reuse score!
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Happy Getting Closer to Your Zero Waste Goals Day!
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Sending creative vibes your way!
How do you get the cat food odor out of them?
Hi Janis, I just use a damp cloth to wipe them out and I don’t notice an odor at all. I wonder if a Clorox disinfecting wipe would work even better if the odor was a problem.
Beth, I love this! Shared it on my personal FB page as well as my community page — I may not comment each time ypu post — I always read and am still fascinated by your talent!
Oh Kelli, so good to hear from you! Thank you for sharing and I hope all is well with you!!
I have attempted this numerois times. At one time I was going to make everyone in the family one and had My shed full of their empty bags! I have up haha but now I can follow the instructions. I am an instruction sewing kind of gal! Thanks!
Oh you are so very welcome Deborah! Using the duct tape instead of sewing makes this project a bit easier. There are so many fun new colors and patterns of duct tape. Have fun!!!
Wow! This is cool! But I am going to use my dog’s 33 lb sized empty bags and make tarps! We summer in the north woods. And the sun just eats up the tarps we put up over our tent to protect it. That is very $$ The bags are free and the bag material should hold up a whole summer. And I won’t spend a penny! I will tape them together (opened) to whatever size I like! Fantastic idea! THANK YOU!