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Recycling and Repurposing Feed Bags

By August 6, 2013

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Like baler twine, you might find that empty feed bags can start to pile up! A lot of the plastic that horse feed bags are made of isn't very sturdy over the long term, making them unsuitable as an outdoor fabric for wrapping trees and the like. I've found the beige colored ones to be a bit more weather hardy than the white ones. The good old burlap bags are rarely used anymore, which is too bad since they have a lot more potential uses. Burlap is handy in the garden and can be cleaned for crafts and decorating. I've sewn a clothes pin bag out of a white feed bag to hang on the clothes line, and it was crumbling by fall. You used to be able to return them to the feed mill, but problems with contamination have brought that option to an end. So what do you do with them? How do you re-use your feed bags?

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October 19, 2010 at 11:19 am
(1) Equine Rescue says:

Thought your readers might be interested in this horse rescue that is doing great things!
Equine Rescue, a non-profit organization located in Bloomingburg, NY, is making a big difference in our community, but is a struggle to meet their day-to-day expenses. Since it was formed in 1996, Equine Rescue has been dedicated to rehabilitating abused and neglected horses and ponies and has helped find homes with people who have given them another chance at being useful riding horses or companions. Their web site is full of heart-warming success stories. Horses who are less adoptable have found a permanent home at the rescue. Lynda Broas, Operator of Equine Rescue, welcomes visitors to the website as well as to the facility to learn more about the program and hopefully volunteer, donate or both. For more information, contact Lynda Broas at 845.733.6085 or visit http://www.Equine-Rescue.org.

October 19, 2010 at 11:38 pm
(2) Sarah Reega says:

We often use them as bombproofing and training tools. We cut them open and use them to desensitize and put into obstacle courses.

January 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm
(3) Lisa says:


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