When I swept leftover crumbs off the counter and into my palm, most of them ended up on the floor. Same thing happened with the bits and pieces of garlic and onion I chopped for stuffed mushrooms. Wielding the broom, I decided there had to be a better way to contain the floor fallout from my chopping, mincing, ground coffee sprinkling escapades and came up with an idea for Crumb Catchers. Say what?
Glad Extra Wide Seal storage bags are key to this idea since they already have the desired ability to open up and stay that way, which means you can sweep crumbs into them. But it's hard to hold a bag open along the edge of the counter with one hand and effectively sweep cooking detritis into it. My idea would be to use a long (15" to 20"), narrow (max 3" to 6") plastic bag with an extra wide top edge (1 to 1-1/2" beyond the sealing strip) and some kind of sticky tape above the sealing strip along one outside edge and hang it under the lip of the counter. The wide top would allow the edge with the sticky tape to be rolled over towards the front of the bag and attached under the underside edge of the countertop. When the bits and pieces have been swept into it from the counter or cutting board, the bag could be removed, emptied, and reused a few times before needing to be replaced.
Obviously, this picture isn't sized correctly or you'd be using a garbage bag!