Plastic Bag Recycling

Reuse and Recycling Tips

  • Store all of your plastic bags in one location, away from small children, until you can reuse or recycle them.
  • Find new ways to use plastic bags such as:
    • Covers for wet items (umbrellas, shoes, bathing suits)
    • Pet waste cleanup (take a bag with you during a dog-walk; keep bags near a cat litter tray).
    • Use bags to protect your hands from messy household jobs in the garage, yard, or kitchen.
    • Use bags in the kitchen for easy scrap clean up.
    • During travel, wrap shoes, shampoos and lotions in bags to prevent soiling clothes.
    • Use plastic bags in crafts such as crochet projects or rope making. (Check out for really great plastic recycling projects…fun for kids!)
  • Visit for a list of stores in your state that offer recycling services.
  • Remember to use your city’s curbside recycling service, if available, and pay attention to what you put in the bin!

Recycling Plastic Bags Craft Videos

Here is a super idea on what to do with leftover grocery bags from  Anda Lewis at

And here is another cool video from with Anda Lewis and Bre Pettis from that takes the new plastic material you made and creates a messenger bag.