5 Ideas for What to Do With All Those Extra Grocery Bags


With current COVID-19 prevention measures, many of us have found ourselves bringing home a lot more paper grocery bags. Here are 5 ways creative ways our customers have used hello bag to put those paper grocery bags to (RE)use!

1. Recycling container.

Paper bags are recyclable, so to make paper recycling easy, simply put all of your paper recycling in a paper bag, and then toss the whole thing into your recycling bin!

2. Compost.

Collect kitchen scraps and other compost items in a paper bag and then when it’s time to compost, dump out the food scraps and then tear up the bag to go directly into the compost pile. Check out our blog on composting!

3. Moving or Traveling containers.

Don’t want to pay for extra boxes when moving or traveling? No problem! Fill up your paper bags with clothes, books, and more to make moving easier or to pack the car for trips and travel.

4. Ripen Fruit

You can ripen avocados, bananas, tomatoes, or peaches by sticking them inside a brown paper bag.

5. Homemade Filler Material

If you have a paper shredder, you can put a few paper bags through to create your own filler or packing material. These little paper shreds can be used as paper confetti, an alterantive to tissue paper for gifts or as packing material. You can also use as a cushion when packing away fragile items for storage.