One way that environmentally conscious members of the public have started to reduce the impact they have through waste is by finding new and innovative uses for old products that would normally be thrown away. This ‘thrifty’ way of thinking can save you money and stop too much waste building up in the UK’s landfills.
There are a wide variety of products that can be used for alternative methods, including the versatile organic jute bag. Here we break down 4 uses for organic jute bags that you can try today!
- Hang jute bags for EDC storage
We all know the struggle of getting ready for work or an important event and not being able to find our keys, wallet or phone. The stress it causes is intense and it can cause a spike in cortisol that is hard to recover from in the day.
Getting into the habit of leaving your EDC (Everyday Carry) in the same place will save you a lot of time and stress. Organic jute bags make good storage options as they can be hung from door frames and chairs. The added strength also means the bag should last a long time.
- Use clean organic jute bags in cooking
There are also some interesting ways that organic jute bags can be used in cooking. When making dips like Tzatziki, you often have to drain the excess water from cucumbers. Organic jute bags (provided they are clean) are a good way to do this as the porous material when squeezed will drain the water whilst not tearing and causing a mess. This same principle can be applied to other cooking tasks. The course and strong fibres also reduces the chances of a tear!
- Turn jute bags into interesting works of art
If your organic jute bags are slightly older, you may want to keep them out of the kitchen. Plain jute bags are good for painting on as the design will not wear off easily. The canvas material is also great for a wide variety of pens, crayons, and other arts and crafts items. This can be a good way to find new uses out of your organic jute bags if they have become frayed over time and are no longer good for shopping.
- Turn your older jute bags into hand towels
If you are burning through the kitchen towel when drying your hands, an organic jute bag could be a good way to save money and waste. The porous material used in the bag’s production is good for drying skin and the handles are also useful as the bag can be hung from pegs and door handles.
These 4 methods will help you reduce your environmental impact
The 4 methods listed here will help you reduce the amount of waste you go through in your home whilst also breathing new life into old organic jute bags. This is also a good reason to invest in good quality jute bags for your home. Not only will you have a green product, the added quality means you will have a lot of different options for reusing them in the future.