Knot The Plastic – In 5 Simple Steps

Beside so many good use of plastic based products in almost every imaginable way, there is a big big downfall: Plastic is a not environmental friendly.


After serving their purposes, majority of plastic based products simply turn into a great threat to our eco-system, if not recycled properly. There are many countries in the world where recycling is not in practice at any level.

One of the biggest usage of plastic is via plastic shopping bag. They are great for everyday usage but after the use, they turn into a threat to environment in no time. Even after proper dispose, they took a huge chunk of time in decomposing. In worst cases, if not dispose off properly, they will clog sewers, pollute waterways or can even harm marine life across the planet.

Despite being banned in several countries, plastic bags are still widely used in most countries without proper jurisdiction. My country, Pakistan is among them.

Today,  I’m sharing with you a simple 5-step trick to reduce the dangers of plastic shopping bags. My mom taught me this trick and I use it every time whenever I have an empty plastic bag in my hand.

So, here we go:


Flatten up the bag as flat as you can. Empty it up before you do so


Now roll it up completely


Twist that rolled up plastic bag as much as you (my niece Zainab helped me out as I was taking the picture)


Now here comes the main part: Apply the Knot!!


Now tighten up that knot as hard as you can.


If there is room for more knots, then please don’t stop!

So there you have it!

Five simple (6th is optional) steps to reduce the harmfulness of plastic shopping bags. Start knotting the plastic to keep our Earth safe and healthy.



Added for Debbie Symth’s One Word Sunday – Plastic




6 thoughts on “Knot The Plastic – In 5 Simple Steps

  1. Debbie Smyth February 2, 2020 / 3:52 AM

    I suppose it prevents suffocation, but now we need it recycled – perhaps you can knot them all together and turn them into something useful

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais February 3, 2020 / 1:22 PM

      Yes, recycling is the right approach.


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