I haven’t bought trash bags in over 5 years. You can read my article about it. I reuse plastic bags and shipping envelopes to make trash bags. You can too!
Do you have a lot of shipping envelopes hanging around? I have a hard time throwing them away, and I try to reuse them but I don’t ship that much. So I decided to make my own trash bags out of shipping envelopes. Delivery envelopes and packages lined with plastic are never recyclable. So, I just cut them up and then pieced them together! This does require the use of plastic tape, but it felt better to use these for trash with a little plastic tape than to simply throw them away.
That’s all there is to that. Here’s another I made using Amazon yellow paper mailers with air bubble padding:
Use Your Imagination
You can use anything! I ordered a new futon mattress and it came in more plastic than mattress (I did not know that’s how they were shipped). Instead of throwing away this thick plastic sheeting, which I couldn’t bear to do, I cut it all up and made 15 kitchen-size garbage bags!
Let me know how you made yours or if you have other ideas about making upcycled trash bags. Thanks for reading!