Day 111: Used Plastic Bag For Garbage In Bathroom

Day 111: Used Plastic Bag For Garbage In Bathroom

I lined the garbage pail in my bathroom with a plastic bag.

Yes, the bag will still wind up in the landfill when I toss it, but at least it got reused. Not the ideal solution, but it’s still better than just tossing it.

In a landfill, plastic bags take up to 1,000 years to degrade. As litter, they breakdown into tiny bits, contaminating our soil and water.

Also, when retailers give away free bags, their costs are passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices.Get this and more facts about the real costs of free plastic bags from

What was your simple green act for the day?

  • TM_Washington
    My grandmother taught me this "sustainability" trick a long time ago, and I still use it today. Way to go!
  • Mike Lieberman
    It's definitely a simple one. Doesn't keep it out of the landfill, but it keeps more out of it. All good.
  • tammyn
    I find that the produce bags from the grocery store work great in the bathroom garbage can.

    Thanks for the mobile tip. Today I hung a bunch of old CD's from the ceiling and the baby loves to look at them. It's like he's completely mesmerized.
  • Mike Lieberman
    There are many possibilities to get at least one more use out of them.

    Glad you enjoyed the mobile. What CDs you wind up using?
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