Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What's Old is New Again

Cruising through the aisles of the food store I stumbled upon an amazing new product. Waxed paper bags!

Since waxed paper easily breaks down in the compost bin, I use it (and then compost it) often. Waxed paper wraps sandwiches and covers the tops of food in a pinch. So when I found waxed paper folded into bags I was happy as a freegan in a fresh dumpster.

The my mummy popped my bubble.

Apparently waxed paper bags have been around since somewhere in the vicinity of forever. Mummy's lunch included waxed paper bags back in the 1950's.

Gardens, reusing, line drying and waxed paper bags. I guess that all that is old is new again.


Annette said...

I had no idea you could compost wax paper. Thank you!

Lynn from organicmania.com said...

Hey Gruppie Girl,

Your post cracked me up. Yes, everything old is new again. We're living in the 1930s, I think!

Green Bean said...

I love the look of waxed paper wrapped sandwiches! It's so 1930s or so.