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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Reuse Plastic Bag Twist Ties

Plastic food bags are easy to recycle -they are usually #2 HDPE or #4 LDPE and most grocery stores collect the bags for recycling. But what about the paper or plastic covered wire twist ties?

>>> They may not be easily recyclable but they can be reused / re-purposed.

" ... ideas for reusing twist ties ... Most of these ideas work with the ridiculous twist ties that cement kids’ toys into packaging ..."

"Tie up other food bags – ... when you open a bag of frozen vegetables but don’t use it up ..."

Tie up plants to stakes ... "

"Secure cords ... keep a bunch of cords by the TV or by your desk from getting unruly.

"Tie Christmas lights ... string lights ... with twist ties. ..."

Or avoid them altogether when possible ... at the food store consider tying plastic bags closed with a slip knot that will keep the bag closed so things to not spill out but still come open easily or bring some from home .... they can be used many times before they need to be tossed out with the trash !

Via: TakeApart LINK

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