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Alternates For Plastic Bags For Carrying Wet Items

Discussion in 'Home Decoration & Improvement' started by AkilaMani, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. AkilaMani

    AkilaMani Local Champion Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi friends,

    I want to know if there are any alternatives for plastic bags for carrying wet clothes (swimwear). My home is 15 mins from the pool. I am about to run out of plastic bags and am exploring if there are other sustainable options for this.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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  2. MehulAtharvMom

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    For wet cloths plastic bags are good.
    If you are using daily get one good plastic bag which after coming back you can reverse and hang it will get dry.

    Hope it will work
     
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    satchitananda Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Yes, if you use a thick one like the ones you get in big clothes outlets, you can reuse it for a long time. Alternatively you can carry the kind of shopping bag which is lined inside with a plastic (or is it a waterproof) layer.
     
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    Like other posters have suggested, reusing is a good option.
    Let the swimwear drip while you/kids shower and change into fresh clothes. The squeeze out the water and roll it nicely in the towel. This way they wont drip water into the bag. Then it would be easier to dry the bag for reuse
     
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    Thanks MAM, Satchi, and Sunpa,

    I am doing as Sunpa has suggested. I have been reusing a big plastic bag till now, and now it has started showing signs of wear. I still have one more bag left which will hold well for quite some time, I hope. But I am exploring options for when I run out of my last bag. I have stopped buying (as much as possible) stuff from shops which will not give retail it to me in my own bag. Hence the shortage of plastic bags at home. I did not think much about it until I found that I had only one more left :buenrollo:

    As satchi suggested I will lookout for lined / waterproof bags.

    Thanks all :)
     
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    :worship2: to your green effort.

    Singapore is quite behind in this for a developed country, I feel but in your own way you do your part. And motivate others too. Kudos.


     
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    Thanks Sunpa :blush: I am trying to do whatever is reasonably possible although it is not easy always. Things like not having plastic bags to tie and throw away the trash. Now I have gotten around it by lining the trash can with newspaper fashioned into a bag, its not perfect, but it works :)
     
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