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Repurpose or upcycle sturdy composite metallized food bags Answered

Hi everyone. I posted this on the Answers section, but thought that this would be a good place too.
One of my dear cats had to eat a special food for a while and I ended up with several composite metallized bags (picture attached). 
In my country there are no options to recycle this kind of material. It's very sturdy and it will take many years to break down and that's why I don't want to throw it in the trash bin.
Here there are many beautiful upcycled tote bags made with regular pet food bags which are fused and/or sewn, but these metallized bags are very hard. I wondered if someone has an idea on how to upcycle, repurpose or reuse these bags.
Many thanks in advance,

Ana.

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avictoria wo
avictoria wo

Reply 7 years ago

Hi caitlinsdad! Thanks for the answer. The thing is that this composite material is very hard (almost like hard plastic), unlike regular pet food bags. It's kind of difficult to sew it and it can't be fused. I'm going to try another way to attach it.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

Hmmm, only thing I can think of is that they are like the old lead foil bags used to protect camera film through airport x-ray machines. You may be able to use tinsnips or aviation shears to cut them into strips to weave, you can then use leather working tools(single thread punch/needle) to sew them. They may make cool belts or straps for something, hammock, lawn chair....