December 28, 2009

Tip of the day

Thrifty folks often talk about washing out zip-top bags and reusing them both to save money and reduce the impact on the environment.  What happens when the zip-top bag isn’t in a condition to use it again?  If the bag has not had meat products or fats in it, I use them to store my compost.  My compost bin is close to the garden and away from the house.  I usually make just a few trips out to the bin per week.  Storing it in a gallon sized zip-top bag keeps the smell down and prevents me from dirtying a clean dish for storage.  Even if the bag will not close fully or has a slight tear in it, it will usually still work for this purpose.  After I dump the compost, I rinse the bag and put it in the plastic recycling. 

No comments:

Post a Comment