If you're all about recycling things but you've been a bit put off by the idea of recycling your Ziploc bags for reuse, this method of recycling puts them to good use without the ick-factor.
I'll be the first to admit that I'll happily recycle bottles, paper, and all manner of things but the idea of washing out Ziploc bags over and over again sounds both time-consuming and disgusting. Over at the parenting blog Parent Hacks they highlight a way for people who aren't going to resuse bags for food to still get double duty out of them:
I'm a Ziploc bag-washer. I just can't bear to throw out those freezer-weight bags when they've only been used once. Problem is, some bags rinse more cleanly than others. For those bags that really shouldn't do double-duty with food, I store them in the car to act as self-sealing trash bags. That way, when my kid eats a banana and is left with the (rather fragrant) peel, she can seal it up in the bag and throw the whole thing away when we get home.
It's a great way to reuse the bag without the ick factor of trying to get a heavy-duty freezer bag clean after it's had a bloody steak in it. Have a clever reuse tip of your own to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.
Reuse Ziploc Bags as Self-Sealing Car Trash Bags [Parent Hacks]