Plastic bags. Everyone hates them…and with good reason; they
take more than 500 years to degrade in landfill, they litter the seas and
waterways, and present untold hazards to all forms of life.
But they have become as much of a ‘must-have’ item as face masks
for even the briefest of shopping trips.
They have other uses too though.
We use plastic bags (not carrier bags obvs…) to keep our open
ground roots nice and fresh while they are waiting to be planted.
And if your old gardening boots are comfortable but leaky,
you can keep your feet dry by wearing plastic bags on your feet…Inside your
Thinner bags - like bin liners - are better suited for this
purpose than your standard reusable supermarket bag – they are a bit too thick.
But for those days when you really have to go to work,
even though the weather is foul, you’ll need your breathable (i.e. not made of
plastic) waterproof over trousers.
Most of us tend to err on the side of optimism, and start
the working day without them, only to eventually find that it didn’t brighten
up after all. By then of course your boots are all muddy and you want to put
your over trousers on.
We turn once again to the humble plastic bag. If you put your muddy boot into a carrier bag
(making sure you’ve removed your meal deal first) you will be able to slide
your boot into the leg of your over trousers with ease. (Remove bag before
And then afterwards you’ll be able to keep your muddy boots
in the carrier bag.