Sunday, April 8, 2012

Let's talk baggies

Being the frugal gal that I am, I bring my lunch to work every day. Over this last couple of months, I noticed myself tossing 1 or 2 plastic baggies from my lunch bag everyday. My frugal alarms went off, harmonized with  knowledge about the disturbing Great Pacific Garbage Patch that has moved into one of the unmarked cubbies of my brain ever since I heard about it.

Then I saw this. Reusable wraps that double as placemats! Cute! Not too expensive! WANT!

But wait. It's basically a hexagon of fabric, thread, velcro, and plastic. Did someone say fabric?


A Google later, I found fabulous directions from To Be Charmed .

Changes I made is that instead of using purchased generic plastic that may not be food safe, I cut up a Foodsaver bag. They're PBA free, microwavable, 5 layers of plastic and nylon for strength, and I had them on my shelf. ;)

Ta da!

The sushi wrap is for my sandwich, the chicken one has a slightly different velcro placement for my snacks.

Oddly enough, it's making me look forward to going back to work after Spring Break so I can try them out...


Anna, The Lemon Lady said...

These are wonderful and pretty to look at. I can (and should) do better in this area of my plastic use, too,

One thing I've focused on are the little plastic bottle caps that many curbside collection bins aren't able to process for recycling. Most consumers think they are being recycled, yet they may not be.

Lower left column of my blog. CLICK on the Raccoon. Here are some of my blog posts about the PLASTIC CAPS and the Garbage Patch in the Pacific. I have several links to awesome videos and NPR explanations on this topic. Maybe you would enjoy.

Knittynutter. said...

what a fabulous idea, just what i need to get my diet back on track..