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Old 11-30-2009, 01:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We have a ton of bread bags every week. My parents feed old bread to their animals I'm talking 100+ per week.

Usually the bread isn't even "bad" so the bags are no worse than what you have in your kitchen.

I need uses for these because I can't stand to see so many thrown away every week.

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Old 11-30-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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pick up dog doodoo. People here use the orange sleeves that newspapers come in, but I think it would do the same.

Also, my mother saves hers and mails hers to a friend that only makes bread from scratch. She puts her bread in it. Surprise surprise.
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I use it for used cat litter.

Also, DD and I made a pet bed for our elderly cat out of a cardboard box and a bazillion of the bags stuffed into an old pillowcase. Abby the cat loves her crinkly pillow.
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I use them for home made bread. Gallon zip locks are a tiny bit too short, plus I have to buy them! I do buy some buns/etc so I save the bags and use them once or twice for home made bread that I make about once a week. They also work great as emergency wet bags for diapers.

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We also use ours to put homemade bread in and to pick up dog poop with but that is only like 20 bags per week. I don't know what you could do with 100 per week. Would your local recycling center take them? Could you offer them up on freecycle? You never know who might have a use for them.
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Ditto FreeCycle or CraigsList. I one time saw a girl (in high school) asking for bread bags for a school project (on CL).
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I have seen rugs made from plastic grocery bags. I bet one could scrunch up bread bags and weave them around into rugs as well.

This is not really what I envisioned, but I suppose if one knows how to crochet, it might be easier than I assume it to be.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-...apper-Rug.aspx

This one is attached with twine (no crochet)

http://www.essortment.com/all/crochetrugs_rzje.htm
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I wonder if you took 100 bread bags to the local dog park and hung them near a sign how long it would take for them all to disappear? I bet not long at all.

Are you near any dog parks OP? If you are near say 4, I would drop 100 off at each park once a week- that would easily rid you of 400 a month I would think.
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We don't scoop dog poo here, we have a farm so it's not an issue. I'm not even sure where the closest dog park would be (we are very rural)

The rug and animal pillow sound like good options to look into.

I will get groups of say 100 together and see if anyone on CL or Freecycle would like them.

Thanks for the ideas and if anyone has more I'd love to hear them.

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Bit crazy.... but I once insulated a chicken coop with them.

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Bit crazy.... but I once insulated a chicken coop with them.
Hmmm. How did that work? My coop isn't insulated because we always thought the combined body heat was enough but a few frozen combs later we could try that.

How much difference did it make and how cold is it where you are?
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Hmmm. How did that work? My coop isn't insulated because we always thought the combined body heat was enough but a few frozen combs later we could try that.

How much difference did it make and how cold is it where you are?
We stuffed them in between the interior and exterior walls. Interior wall being plywood and exterior being very old cracked barn board

I honestly can't say how much, if any difference it made but it used up the bags. (I think we threw all kind of stuff in there )

I'm in Southwestern Ontario and it gets pretty darn cold. It can get as cold as -35 C

Try vaseline on the combs or a more cold hardy breed for future flocks.

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I use them for homemade bread... and am actually always looking for some since I don't buy any bread! I usually get some from my Mom, wish I had a neighbor like you though!

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i use them in place of ziploc bags in my kitchen and if worst comes to worst, be sure to toss them into your recycling, as opposed to the gargabe.
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