|tote bag made from 50# dog food sack|
I understand the reason plastic is now being used for feed sacks: it doesn't rip as easily as paper, but unfortunately, the plastic also does not decompose. Convenience wins, and the environment loses.
Pinterest and the internet offer numerous ideas on how to utilize these feed sacks. Many free patterns or directions are available to make gardening aprons, tote bags, messenger bags, zipper bags, etc. Pinterest has links to over 1000 ideas on how to make something useful from plastic feed bags. The more bags that are kept from the landfill the better.
Make sure to use a heavy-duty needle in your sewing machine and lengthen the stitch, too. Don't expect perfect tension, as the bags are slippery.
Have you found a way to recycle your pet food bags?