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Old 09-18-2005, 08:18 PM   #11
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The cleanest of ziploks are reused. none of the meat bags but most of the freezer bags containing frozen veggies are used.
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:39 PM   #12
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If I used it for some dry items, like flour or nuts, I try to use it again with the same or similar item. Also I often wash and reuse the plastic forks, knives and spoons whenever possible.
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:45 PM   #13
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I don't reuse ziplocks although my other half does a couple of times over for similar items. I don't use a lot of paper plates or disposable stuff, so ziplocks are for lunch items and freezing, and even the lunch items are often in reusable plastic containers. This way I don't feel guilty about tossing these bags occasionally. I'm too afraid of contamination to wash and reuse them. I don't know how you'd get into the little corners to get them clean.

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Old 09-18-2005, 09:46 PM   #14
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My mother saves the ones that didn't have raw meat in for "smelly" trash like chicken bones, corn cobs, etc. since she has only 1 trash pick-up a week, even during the summer months.

I reuse bags to put "more of the same" of dry things like pretzels and cookies in them. They are still good for stuff like that, however I don't use that many. I use plastic containers instead.
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Old 09-18-2005, 10:25 PM   #15
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I never wash and re-use..but like some others...if it's a like dry product...I might re-use.
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Old 09-18-2005, 10:46 PM   #16
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I'm a reuser. The bags that have held any meat usually end up holding bones or liquidy things that I am tossing in the garbage. I HATE getting garbage juice on me when I empty the trash.
I do the same thing.

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Old 09-18-2005, 11:07 PM   #17
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Yep...I'll confess it, I'm a re-user to

I suppose I got it from my penny wise Gran, she has always saved them and re-used them (though like the consensus here I scrap those that held raw meat, seafood, etc). She takes it a step further though, saving re-usable things like tin foil and saran where possible and sanitary.

If I've got a more $ heavy-duty big freezer zip-lock that has stored raw meat, etc...I will sometimes wash it out in super hot soapy water (twice) and then use it to store things like sewing bits and pieces, craft supplies, etc...things that are not edible in other words. (They also handy for packing toiletries in for trips).
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Old 09-19-2005, 09:45 AM   #18
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I only reuse them if they've had something dry in them, like crackers or cookies. The cost of one ziplock is cheap compared to the discomfort and down-right danger of food poisoning, and I don't feel like they get sanitized properly in regular dish-water.
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:21 PM   #19
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Yep, I reuse some of them.
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