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Reuse Plastic Wrap? Really?

May 23, 2018

I try to get any piece of aluminum foil,  paper towel or  parchment paper to give its all.  In this Food for Thought, I tell Nancy Leson how many uses I got from one piece of plastic wrap.  I was proud. 

She was disgusted.

It's not that I'm all that eco-conscious or even that I'm cheap (though I am).  I just can't see throwing something away that's still useful.  Take foil. If I've used a sheet and it's still clean (enough) I save it.  There's all kinds of stuff you can do with used foil.  

Same for paper towels.  If it's been used for mopping up plain water, I save it for a dirtier job next time.  When a small piece is all that's needed I tear off just that much.  The Hillbilly Housewife has even more ideas for re-using paper towels.  Nancy cleverly  saves the cardboard from used up paper towel rolls as a stash for washed ZipLocs.

Like me, Nancy's husband Mac re-uses paper towels.  Only difference being I store mine on the roll, he uses their little compost container.   And Nancy just loooooves her can collection.

Nancy's "can" do all the way.
Credit Nancy Leson / KNKX

In this episode I brag about the multiple uses I got from one piece of plastic wrap.  DeGroot gave me a major eye-roll on that one, but that just made it more fun.  

"Use it up, wear it out.  Make it do or do without."