There are so many plastic bags, literally floating around, that animals mistake them for food which causes them to die. Besides the fact that they are ugly, it takes them centuries to break down and when they do, they break into small plastic pieces that contaminate our soil and water. Basically, plastic bags never really go away. Big Green Head would like to see them all go away!
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Dishwashers use very hot water and steam to clean dishes thoroughly -- which leaves us with sparkling plates and glasses -- but can unfortunately pose a problem when it comes to plastics. Just like microwaving, heating plastic can release harmful chemicals, so play it safe and wash your plastic containers by hand in lukewarm water.
Placing old sponges in the bottom of your potted plants is a great way to re purpose them.
The great thing about sponges is that they will absorb and hold excess water and slowly release it to the soil, essentially creating a home made self-watering pot. The sponge also holds dirt in (for those pots with larger drainage holes). Here are some more clever reuses for household sponges.
Source: Good Environmental News Blog
Plastic Storage Bags
You've probably seen those bins at your grocery store where you can return your plastic shopping bags for recycling.
What you may not know is that you can take your cleaned storage bags like sandwich bags and freezer bags to these bins for recycling as well, The Daily Green reports.
Most grocery stores accept a variety of plastics, not just their own bags. Just make sure you rinse out the storage bags (if they're dirty) and tear off the "zip lock" portion before dropping them off for recycling.