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  •  Thanks for the great ideas (0+ / 0-)

    I'll have to look in to those reusable plastic bags, but the regular ones I use can be turned inside out and washed and reused, too.

    I'm a long-time recycler and have purchased and used a new set of reusable grocery bags that are also insulated to keep frozen food cold and have a plastic lining that can be washed and disinfected.  A great change from my original set of bags that couldn't be washed and have been used so many times they're falling apart.

    I keep my grocery bags neatly folded in an old cosmetics case (a large one) in my trunk so they're always handy and organized for quick access.  

    If I am caught in a store without them and get a plastic bag, it's reused as a trashcan liner (they work great in the waste baskets in by bathroom, computer room and one I keep near my dryer to dispose of dryer lint).

    For keeping fruits and veggies, I use green bags which are not only washable and reusable, but keep everything fresher longer.

    The biggest "saver" though was a change I made last year to use SodaStream.  I no longer buy soda, but make my own with reusable bottles.  My metal/plastic recyclables are now also about a fifth of what it was when I was buying soda and recycling the containers.  Added bonus:  not hauling those 12 packs any more or needing to carry them upstairs from the garage.

    Keep those tips coming.  Much appreciated.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 11:01:32 PM PST

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