I am often in awe of how living a frugal lifestyle goes hand in hand with living a green one. Perhaps I should change this segment to “Feelin’ Frugal/Green!”
I do strive to be green, but I must confess that I’m still using the plastic produce bags at the grocery store. I have a friend who sells fabric reusable produce bags on her Etsy site and I should really place an order. Until then I have found a way to give my bags a second life: I use them to store my frozen breast milk!
It is best to always use your oldest bag of frozen breastmilk first. Therefore, it helps me to stay organized by storing my milk in produce bags and labeling them with the date range. Using the produce bags also helps me fit more milk in my freezer since it is tightly bundled together.
Of course I could use specialty freezer bags, but this is free!
If you decided to store frozen breast milk in produce bags, always double bag your milk. The produce bags are made out of very thin plastic and can tear easily from the milk’s sharp corners.
I have officially stopped my daily pumping. I’m grateful that I put in the time to do it, but pumping every single morning for a little over a year was long enough for me! However, now I need a new way to reuse my produce bags!
What are your tips for recycling produce bags? Have you tried using fabric produce bags?