23 Genius Ways to Repurpose Plastic Bags

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 Creative Jewish Mom

Speaking for Mother Earth, plastic is a problem. It most often ends up polluting landfills, where it can take up to 400 years to break down, or contaminating our planet’s marine ecosystems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, between 4.8 and 12.7 million metric tons of plastic waste entered the global marine environment in 2010. Those plastic particles end up contaminating animals, allowing it to work its way up the food chain where it can eventually poison the humans that eat it.

Let’s work to keep plastic out of landfills and the environment. It may be easier than you think to reduce your personal plastic waste. Here are a few simple and budget-friendly ways to repurpose plastic bags.