Saturday, January 30, 2010

Do you re-use your ziplock baggies?

One of the things we do in our home is reuse plastic ziplock baggies.  We try to avoid using them to cut down on waste (and use a glass container instead to store things) but sometimes only a ziplock baggy will do.  We have found that you can wash, dry, and re-use ziplock baggies over and over again and have saved some pretty pennies (and space in our landfills) by doing so.  Some recycling centers will accept the plastic baggies, but I'm honestly too lazy to drive my little baggies all that way.  So we just use the baggies until they are worn out and then toss them. 

To wash the baggy, simply turn it inside out and wash it with soap and water.  Then leave it inside out to dry.  I am working on getting the hubby to make me a ziplock baggy stand dryer thingy.  Pics to come.  Some people put their ziplock baggies in the dishwasher's top rack and wash/dry it along with your dirty dishes.  Of course, never re-use baggies that have stored raw meat. 

Do you do this too?  What is your method?

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