It’s a trap that many of us fall into. We get hyped up on the idea of getting on the reusable bag train but we end up with a massive oversupply of bags, made from anything from plastic to jute.
All is not lost however; there are many different options when it comes to recycling your old jute tote bags. Here are some of the best ways you can make sure your old bags do not end up in the landfill.
- Donate Your Bags to School Children
This is a great way to get your bags to new people who will be sure you make good use of them. Various initiatives have been set up that are attempting to get reusable school bags to some of the most vulnerable children. Tote bags make fantastic book bags as they are durable and can carry a lot of weight.
- Find a way to recycle them
Whilst jute may appear to be a difficult material to recycle it is actually 100% biodegradable. Various schemes exist that aim to fix redistribute old bags. Any jute bags beyond repair are sent to craftspeople to be reconstructed.
- Select a few to keep and stick to
This step is vitally important. If you can reduce the amount jute bags you go through you will have less spare that need to be dealt with. To achieve this why not select a few of your favourite jute bags to be your trusty workhorses. This will save you money as you will seriously cut down on the amount of single-use bags your household goes through.
- Use them around the home for more than shopping
Jute is a highly durable material that will stand the test of time in your home. As it can be spun into course threads it is often used in jute bags to carry a lot of heavy products. They are great if you are moving heavy items around the home and could make the perfect bag if you are planning a house move.