A Super Easy and Practical Way To Reuse Orange Produce Bags

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Posted by on October 26, 2014

If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.

Pete Seeger

 

This is a simple idea and actually, with just a quick modifation, these orange produce bags can continue doing exactly what they were designed for – carrying produce. So they really are the perfect bag to take fruit & vege shopping!

If my ‘people’ knew years ago that in the unforseen future Shea would be reusing orange produce¬†bags (which had somehow found their way into her house), they would’ve had a good old laugh. Actually they probably are reading this right now and doing just that!

How times have changed.

It is amazing what you discover when looking for practical ways to reuse or recycle perfectly good items rather than just sending them to landfill.

As promised, all new discoveries made along my journey of Keeping It R.E.A.L will be road tested first before sharing with you. So here we go…

 

You will need:

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  • About 10 minutes
  • Orange bags
  • Ribbon or string
  • Scissors

 

Step One:

Thread your ribbon through the holes of the bag starting about an inch from the top edge.

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Step Two:

Stretch the opening of the bag out the whole way before deciding on the ribbon/string length. By cutting the ends on an angle or slightly melting them with an open flame you will prevent fraying.

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Step Three:

Tie a knot to secure the ribbon and your all done.

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I am pleased to report that their maiden voyage to the weekend markets was a huge success. No strange looks and no one escorting me from the premises for not conforming and using the bags provided. Actually I think I could go as far as to say no one really¬†even¬†noticed – prehaps only once I started taking the sneaky photo’s!

Since there was only the two bags the biggest problem was picking what would go in them.

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What else could you¬†reuse these orange bags for? Or perhaps you have another great idea for making reusable produce bags out of something you already have at home…?

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