Reusing Food Storage Bags

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Can I reuse food storage bags?

Reusing Food Storage Bags

Anyone who works in the restaurant business know how quickly you can go through food storage bags. Unfortunately, our landfills are piling up with these storage bags -- particularly the ones that are not accepted for recycling. (Anything but #2 and #5 is not accepted in New York, for example. Check your local municipality for recycling regulations.) Sturdy plastic food storage bags can be reused, however. Wash them as you do your other plastic containers. Bags can be propped or hanged -- open and upside down -- on hooks or stands to dry.

Bags that have held dry foods only are best for this recycling tip. Do not recycle bags that have held raw meat or that have been microwaved.



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