Mesh Bags Put in Garbage Plastic Mesh Is Not Recyclable Woven plastic mesh bags are not recyclable. Throw them in the garbage. Ways to Reduce Choose More Eco-Friendly Packaging Choose foods that come in reusable, recyclable or biodegradable packaging. You can also use refillable containers in the bulk section of your grocery store instead of purchasing pre-packaged foods. Ways to Reuse Use Material in Crafts You can use durable mesh bags for many different crafts. For example, you can easily turn one into a reusable tote bag with a little sewing by following these instructions from Vintage Zest.