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Bags for life

With the current situation we’ve been doing lots of online shopping, meaning with each shop we get new bags for life. I was wondering if it’s possible to plant fruit and veg in bags for life rather that ultimately bin them? 
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,604
    My guess is they'll degrade V quickly in sunlight
    Devon.
  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    Is it worth trying something like putting leaf litter in one and seeing how it stands up to it? 

    If it lasted a year like that, maybe could be used for planting.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,517
    They're fully recyclable and supermarkets have collection points for them. You might have to hold onto them for a while but there's no reason to just bin them.
    A great library has something in it to offend everybody.
  • EustaceEustace OxfordPosts: 808
    I grow chillies in these bags for life which come with the online deliveries from Tesc0. Remember to poke a few holes at the bottom for drainage. They can be disposed off after the season is over.
  • GrumpymumGrumpymum Oxfordshire Posts: 76
    Can you donate them? Our local community fridge and baby bank are always asking for bags for giving out  much needed supplies.  Their volunteers will usually pick up bags left out by arrangement as well. Is there anything like that local to you?
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    Grumpymum said:
    Can you donate them? Our local community fridge and baby bank are always asking for bags for giving out  much needed supplies.  Their volunteers will usually pick up bags left out by arrangement as well. Is there anything like that local to you?
    Baby bank?  The mind boggles.
  • GrumpymumGrumpymum Oxfordshire Posts: 76
    Supplies for babies and new mums. I did wonder though how some  might read it as I typed it 😁
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,728
    I have never done a Home,delivery, but I thought you could have the option of no bags, or is that because of the Covid 19?  My daughter got me to collect her click and collect, Tesco, warned me, it came without bags, I needed to take some with me.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,604
    All bagged at Waitrose these days
    Devon.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    You can't get home delivery from supermarkets here, can order online but you still have to collect it. Weird. 

    We have a few bags for life and they're still going after 12 years I've been here. They go in the washing machine too. 

    I think they can be used to grow potatoes etc but it's good to hear that they are fully recyclable. 
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