If You Must Use Plastic Bags…

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I try to minimize the use of plastic bags, but since I freeze lots of local produce, I confess, I have plastic freezer bags around the house. I reuse every one of them, though, thanks to this nifty device. After I finish using frozen local produce, I wash the bag and put it on my plastic bag dryer to dry it. I then reuse the bag to freeze more produce.

Plastic bag dryers cost less than $20 each, so they’re easy on your wallet as well as the environment. Several retailers, including Gaiam, sell them, so compare prices before you buy.

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One response to “If You Must Use Plastic Bags…

  1. I actually made one of these for my friend. I got 2-3 dowels (cut in 1/3s or 1/2 (I can’t remember)) and a piece of scrap wood (about 6″x8″). I then got a drill bit in the same size as the dowels (or the dowels in the same size as a bit I already had?), marked on the drill bit with tape about 1/2 the thickness of the wood (as to not drill all the way through), drilled 6 holes, added some glue, stuck in the dowels and viola! Cost a couple of bucks for the dowels – I had everything else.

    After giving it away, now I just use my wooden spoons (they stick out of a canister) and hang the bags over those. It totally works too.

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