• Plastic Bag Washing Club — Earth Day 2016

    by Dorothy Reinhold on April 21, 2016


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    Earth Day is upon us April 22 — the 46th anniversary this year — so it’s time to induct new members into my Plastic Bag Washing Club.

    I’ve  found that I’m not alone in my kitchen recycling behavior that has me washing out sturdy zipper-top plastic bags when I use them. Although I try not to use these bags too often, when I do use one, I wash it and let it dry in my kitchen garden window. On a busy cooking day, or when I am using up a lot of leftovers, I might have 4-5 bags drying at any given time. I find that I can use a bag many, many times over if I simply wash it out after use and leave it to dry.

    Long ago my husband had me convinced it was quirky behavior, but it turns out there are LOTS of fellow bag-washers. So many, in fact, that I have created the Plastic Bag Washing Club, 2016 edition. This follows the 2011 club when I first confessed my behavior and invited others to let me know if I was truly a freakshow, or if it is was more common than it seemed.

    Call for members: If you are in the Plastic Bag Washing Club, please let me know so we all don’t feel so odd. Send me a photo (D Reinhold at charter dot net) of your plastic bags drying in your kitchen (or whevever you dry them), and I will post it, and make you an honorary member of the…

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