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Plastic Bag Trash Receptacle

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:18 AM
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by Jules ( last modified Feb 15, 2011



Rationell, hacksaw, epoxy (optional)

Description: This little hack turns a Rationell trash receptacle into an interior cabinet trash holder that can reuse plastic grocery bags.

I used a hacksaw blade to cut at the red lines. Originally, I tried a utility knife but found the plastic was too brittle and had a tendency to suddenly split.

The plastic bag handles hook onto the little "nubs" left on each side and the handles feed into the little triangles at the top.

By cutting away at the body, it allows the bag to expand to hold much more. Optionally, I laid a little epoxy along some of the plastic bends to strengthen it up a bit.

Install it inside a cabinet and start reusing all those plastic trash bags you accumulate at the grocery.

~ Jeff Yu, Naperville, IL




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