I saw a company called TerraCycle on TV a while ago - probably a year ago. And after seeing them, I was inspired to save some of our garbage and make something out of it. I saved chip bags for a year, didn't clean them all, and ended up throwing a bunch in the garbage. But the past couple of months I've been saving them again, and today I had enough to try this out:
P.S. - the tote is working well weeks later. The upper corners would do well to have a little reinforcement maybe with a little fabric when they are made. But other than that it's rather strong!