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 Recycling Bread Bags
by Nikki Willhite

If there is one item that everyone has it is bread bags. If you are throwing them away after you use them, you are missing a great recycling opportunity.

There are many ways to reuse bread bags.

Here are a few of them:

Use them to store your own homemade bread and other food items.

Put leftover cracker and cookie crumbs in them. While still in bag, mash with a rolling pin to make crumb toppings.

Use them to season food such as coating chicken. Put the coating ingredients in the bag, and then add the chicken and shake bag. 

Cut them open, and use them like plastic wrap. 

Pack your children's lunches in them.

Carry them in the car with snack food.

Use them to collect ice.

Use them to freeze food. Double wrap with freezer paper.

Use them for trash, from kitchen scraps for the garden to sanitary products.

Use them as trash bags in cars.

Use them to organize small items you carry in cars or luggage, like sanitary wipes and matches.

When taking your dog for a walk, use them with your scooper.

Carry them with you when camping for supplies.

Take to the beach for shells or the woods for pinecones or wild berries.

Keep some in your diaper bag for baby needs.

Use them for hobby needs, such as separating fabric scraps.

Use them in the garden to protect small potted plants from the cold.


Cover shoes with bread bags to protect them from mud and other dirt.

Anytime you need a lightweight, portable bag, think of using a recycled bread bag. When the bread is gone, save the bag in an empty paper towel holder, grocery sack or drawer. Bread bags are a frugal and simple living solution to help with many tasks.

About the Author: Nikki Willhite, mother of 3 and an interior design graduate, has been writing and publishing articles on the topic of frugal living for over a decade. Visit her at - where you will find hundreds of frugal living tips and articles. Frugal Happy Families- more than just money!

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