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Old 09-18-2005, 04:13 PM   #1
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Waste Not, Want Not - or not?

This topic falls in the area of accessories, I guess:

Do you wash and re-use your ziploc bags? Unless the bag has held thawing meat , I usually wash 'em out and use 'em a few more times before pitching them. Hate to throw something away that's only been used once. I've got 3 sitting on my counter right now.

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Old 09-18-2005, 04:22 PM   #2
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I should, but - I barely get the dishes washed! Have you seen those nifty little things you can put on the counter to turn them upside down and dry?
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Old 09-18-2005, 04:30 PM   #3
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No, I always throw mine away. I get concerned about cross contamination, not just for meats, poultry, but also cheese and vegetables. I dont buy expensive zip lock bags. I get a box of 100 for about $3. I spend more for freezer zip locks, to cut down on freezer burn, but again I toss those out after one use.
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Old 09-18-2005, 04:32 PM   #4
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I usually just turn them inside out and leave them on the drainer or stick them over a fork or something in the drainer's silverware holder thingy.
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Yep, I reuse some of them like you - but those that have held raw meat, poultry, seafood get tossed.
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:18 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:21 PM   #7
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ewwwwwwwwwww - garbage juice! worse than tobacco juice
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:22 PM   #8
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Yep. Way WAY worse.
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Old 09-18-2005, 07:53 PM   #9
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Unfort.....NO! Too much of a fuss but I probably should and the people who protect landfills will probably come and stuff me into one.
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Old 09-18-2005, 08:13 PM   #10
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I will have to tell my daughters that I am not the only one that re-uses some ziplock bags!!!! I have been washing and using them again for over 20 years (the practice, not the same bags!! ROTFL!!). At first it started because we could not afford to buy new ones all the time; I stay away from the cheap ones. In the last 10 years it is more because they are still in good shape and I hate to waste things.
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