Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Quick Tip: Re-Used Scrubbies
I am sure everyone is familiar with those plastic mesh bags that produce sometimes comes in... you know, the ones that bundle up lemons, limes and oranges. The bags aren't good for much... they have holes in them so you can't reuse them for food storage and certainly not as a dog-poop bag (ewww!). However, these bags make great scrubbers that you can use to scrub food off of pots and pans. Just ball it up and get scrubbing! They have come in super handy for me a few times when I was without a scrubber-sponge and now I save them specifically for this purpose. I try to buy produce without ANY packaging whenever possible, but, unfortunately, it doesn't always work out that way. At least using these bags as a scrubber gives them a second life before heading to the landfill.
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