How to Recycle a Tissue Box to Hold Plastic Bags

If you save plastic grocery bags for cleaning or storage projects, but find that they are littering a drawer (or room), you can create an easy storage system that costs next to nothing.

Steps

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    Remove tissue from tissue box (a better idea is to use the tissue and then save the box).
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    Cut or remove the plastic flap that surrounds the mouth of the tissue box. This flap is in place to provide passage for tissues, which are thinner than the plastic bags.
    • Use the craft knife to cut around the mouth of the tissue box and discard plastic.
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    Gather plastic bags. Open one bag and then bunch and place other bags inside that bag.
    • Group as many bags as what you think will fit inside the tissue box.
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    • Consolidate and fold bags into a tight ball to create more room for as many bags as possible.
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    Place bags inside the tissue box. Make the bag that is holding all the bags in place the bottom bag so it sits on the bottom of the tissue box.
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    Pull one of the bags through the opening of the tissue box. You want the bag to emerge but not be sticking out too far (basically it should emerge like a waiting tissue).
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    Use as needed. When you need a bag, remove it from the tissue box. Then pull the next bag through the hole.

Things You’ll Need

  • Empty tissue box
  • Craft knife
  • Grocery-sized plastic bags

Tips

  • Avoid using an overly damaged tissue box, but rather one that is in good condition.

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Categories: Reduce Recycle and Reuse | Paper Reuse