Sunday, October 14, 2007

Just a Little Piece of a Bigger Puzzle




I just wanted to do a little something for Blog Action Day..

This is my creative reuse for some found objects that makes a oft icky reuse situation pretty easy.
I am not a natural born fan of the plastic lunch bag reuse cause. Mostly because they seemed like a huge hassle to get washed and dried. It seemed like they never came out very well. But clearly they can be reused.
For the last couple of years I have used a homemade "bag dryer" and the chore is a lot more palatable. The bags smell okay, get dry although they lose some new plastic luster (and who needs that really?), they are generally pleasant.

I use an old glass flower-frog.. These bobbles are often found in the flea market/thrift store/garage sale arenas... and some wooden chopsticks to make a dryer for our plastic lunch bags.

I just wash them with dish soap and water and dry them, thusly.
Ta Dah!



How long can you make one box of lunch bags last? A whole school year?

Every bit helps.

9 comments:

plaidshoes said...

Great idea! I like the use of the chopsticks.

Laura said...

No contribution is too small as far as I'm concerned and hundreds of thousands of these bags are tossed out every single day in schools and offices. Fantastic idea!

dorie said...

oh, I like your idea. If I had something cool to dry on, it well might motivate me.

Daphne said...

Hi Rad Friend,

I like this invention especially seeing as how I will not buy such a thing but kinda sorta need one.

Junie Moon said...

I agree, every little bit helps. This is a great way to dry those pesky little bags in order to reuse them.

Linda Branch Dunn said...

O my thank you! This answers what do to with (a) the bags, (b) the old flower thingy from my mom, and (c) the mismatched/broken chopsticks.

Angelina said...

That's brilliant. I was just trying to think of a better system for doing this today. I don't save all of our lunch bags but I do try to save most of them. Every bit definitely helps.

I'll keep my eyes open for one of the glass flower frogs.

Sonya said...

I am just loving your beautiful photos. And chopsticks and a glass frog? Brilliance - make do with what you have. Creative and resourceful, this gal is.

AmberCake said...

Brilliant! I have long considered getting a "bag drying rack" of similar design, but it KILLS me that they are $20 or more, and I KNOW I could make something myself, but then I haven't yet thought of how and now you've put it all together! Brilliant!

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