Tons of plastic grocery bags - what to do?!

My mom bought a moderately priced small ottoman. When I unzipped it to clean the cover I found it was stuffed tight with ALL plastic grocery bags! I MEVER would’ve known!!!!!!

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  • Carol Ann Jones Carol Ann Jones on Apr 08, 2018
    Someone had a good idea!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 08, 2018

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Apr 08, 2018
    Recycle them

  • Emily Emily on Apr 08, 2018
    Our town swap shop has a bin for these. . . for people to use in picking up after their dogs.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 08, 2018
    If you aren't reusing them, some grocery stores recycle them and the Walmart's here also recycle them.

  • Dana Mason Dana Mason on Apr 14, 2018
    Sounds like you need to re-stuff the ottoman with something, I would recommend a foam cushion for that part.
    As for the plastic bags, you can actually iron plastic bags together to make a fabric out of them. You would need to place a piece parchment paper down on the ironing board, then the plastic bags on top of each other, then another piece of parchment paper, then a thin towel. Then you iron them together. Then you can use them to make other projects with....... I have used the plastic fabric to wrap foam cushions prior to upholstering a piece of furniture. This keeps any water from seeping into the cushions. I have also used the plastic fabric for make-do covers for lining in baby changing pads and linings in other fabric crafts.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 15, 2018
    Recycle them