I make all my feed bags into totes, and take them out with me whenever I shop. Everybody loves them, and comments on them. Basically, I'm a recycler! I guess it would take a long time for those feed bags to break down in the landfill. So, here's some tips to make your own lovely tote bags: (the latter instructions are for people who know how to sew!) Choose a good bag right from the start. Has to be made of the tarp fabric. Don't get a ripped one, or one with big paper stickers. Pull the string to open it, don't hack it up with a knife! Or at least cut it nicely with scissors. Dump it right away into your feed container. Don't use the bag as storage, as rolling it down wrecks the integrity of the bag. Remove the bottom string as well. Turn the bag inside out. Wash the bag with soapy water, rinse, hang to dry. I use my shampoo, but any nice soap will do. If using cat and dog food bags, more attention needs to be given to washing, as the oily residue stays in the bag if not well washed. Cut off the little strip of perforated holes that the string went thru on the top and bottom. Look at the bag, and decide what part of it you want for a picture on your tote. Cut off about 5" of either the top or bottom for handles. Fold, turn, and stitch this into handles, cut into two. Stitch the bottom of the bag, double seam. Cut a 2" square out of each corner of the bottom - fold cattie-corner, and stitch. These will form the flat bottom of the bag. Fold over the top part of the bag hem, and stitch. Turn the bag right-side out. Stitch a little line at each side, top to bottom, framing the front and back of the tote, and causing the bag to have a good shape. Stitch a line on front and back at the bottom, forming a nice flat bottom. Stitch the handles in place, and you're done. Now I understand that many of you don't sew - and you may not understand my instructions! Well, this is the best I can do - If you want to see bags made in this fashion, look at my page. I also sew bags for people, if you're interested in having me make them for you, follow the above instructions before the sewing, and send them to me. I hope you have fun recycling, too!