I was smart and packed some ziploc bags to bring with us to India. I brought some gallon sized bags and some sandwich and snack sized ones. I also brought some reusable Ziploc containers. But I didn't bring enough of either.
I am not normally a bag reuser. In fact, I try to avoid using Ziploc bags at all. Yes, reusing them is better for the environment, but not using them at all is best. For some reason containers are costly in India. That wouldn't be an issue if I could keep them forever, but when I just need them for a few months, it's kind of a waste of money. So I tried the indian plastic baggies. They were 70 rupees for 10 (or 16 cents each). Check it out.
I had to rescue my rolls with a pair of scissors, meaning I couldn't reuse the bag even if I wanted to. I guess I'll keep rinsing out my Ziploc bags from home until they fall apart (we're mostly using them for bread and chapati, nothing gross).
Do you wash and reuse your plastic baggies?
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