Does your family eat any food products that come in pouch packaging?
If so, I would love for you to collect this packaging and give it to Trashagination for creative reuse.
I made desk organizers as teacher gifts and I’m finding that other parents liked that idea. So I am planning on sewing these up and selling them.
My pouch collection is relatively small, so if you use this type of packaging, just give them a rinse and I’m happy to give them a new life.
Examples of usable pouches are:
- Juice – Capri Sun, Honest Tea, Koolaid
- Dried fruit – Sun Maid, Kirkland, Thinkfruit, Sun Sweet, Ocean Spray, Member’s Mark, Peterson Farms, Mariani, Stoneridge Orchards, Simply Balanced, Nestle, Newman’s Own, Market Pantry
- Cookies – Barbara’s, Nature’s Promise, Nabisco
- Nuts – Blue Diamond, Archer Farms
- Frozen fruit – Giant, Dole
- Cough drops – Halls, Burt’s Bees
- Pretzels – Snack Factory
- Quinoa – Eden Organic
- Vegetarian – Gardein
- Granola – Bear Naked
- Brown Sugar – Woodstock Farms
- Baby Snacks – Gerber
- Lots of Trader Joe’s products
Packaging that does not work are the type that rips too easily, such as potato chip bags.
Once I have enough pouches from the same product, I can make these organizers, pencil cases or gift bags. I can even add straps or ropes with grommets.
Tae Kwon Do Belts
My friend Jenn was cleaning out her children’s many Tae Kwon Do belts and asked if Trashmagination could use them. I was so pleased she thought of it because they will make great handles for larger bags.
I also collect rope handles from high-end paper shopping bags for the same purpose.