Monday, July 26, 2010
In addition, we wash and re-use ziploc bags at our house, I'm guessing 10-15 times before they wear out. I don't know, but we really go through them especially at this time of year when there is lots of fresh produce moving through our kitchen from garden to fridge to table or freezer. We often stop and wonder, are there people that use these bags once and throw them away? If we did that we would be buying a box a week. I'm not sure if there is any health risk related to the type of plastic, probably, but they are really handy and we use, and use and use them before they give out.
Just a drop in the bucket of our environmental load/footprint, but it's one thing that reduces our trash equation. Recycling is good, we do lots of it, but re-use is even better I think.