The Last Thing To Do Before Throwing Away Plastic Bread Clips

As you look for ways to start wasting less and are working toward more sustainable practices, one of the easiest places to start is in the kitchen. While learning to reduce food waste is an obvious start, there are many convenient yet frequently thrown-away products that we treat as single-use. However, for many of these habitually-trashed products, there are several tips and tricks that will help keep you from tossing them too quickly. One of the most useful yet often overlooked "single-use" kitchen-frequenters is plastic bread clips. 

These handy tags keep our bread loaves fresh until the end; however, they meet their own end too soon. Surprisingly, these small tools have other helpful functions that will be of use to you. For instance, how many times have you been at a dinner party and mixed up your wine glass with another guest? The nice glassware can't be marked up like Solo cups, and for some, wine glass charms may seem overpriced for what they're worth. So, why not use your plastic bread clips as tiny makeshift markers for your glasses?

Use plastic bread clips as wine glass markers for your next party

Each time you purchase a package of bread that comes sealed off with a plastic clip, put it aside in a small jar or catchall dish in your kitchen when your loaf runs out. Eventually, you will amass a small collection of several different colored bread clips that are perfect for being slipped over the stem of a wine glass to be used as a marker at dinner or wine-tasting parties

This is a fun way to make sure everyone knows whose glass is whose and can serve as a conversation starter as your guests will likely enjoy the thrifty and creative concept. While the tags can be used to identify glasses by the variety of colors alone, the customization doesn't stop there. Feel free to allow your guests to write their initials on their bread clip or doodle a quick design to signify it's their drink.