I’ve noticed for some time now that most of the waste in my kitchen that can’t be composted or recycled is plastic film or bag packaging. I can take my plastic grocery bags back to our local grocery store to be recycled, but that is the only kind of plastic bag that doesn’t end up in the landfill.
One kind of plastic bag that I can reuse is the zip-top type in which my frozen fruits (and some types of rice) are packaged. These bags are extra tough. They are made to withstand shipping and handling without breaking. They are more heavy-duty than the zip-top freezer bags you can buy in most grocery stores. They hold up better in my chest deep freeze where items are piled on top of each other and moved often.
I use and reuse these bags to freeze cooked beans, fruits, vegetables, and baked goods. (I don’t reuse any plastic bag in which I have stored an animal product, such as chicken, beef, cheese, or anything greasy.)
It’s not much, but at least I’ve kept some plastic out of the waste stream. Begonia