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How to Wash a Zipper Bag

Don't throw them out!  Wash them!  And here's how........... Follow the link to the original article. ________________ Kitchn "Ziploc bags are a modern miracle. It's hard to imagine life without them (or the fact that when they were first introduced to the market, people didn't know how to use them). But do you ever feel, you know, a tiny bit guilty about how many you go through? Do you ever stare at the empty box and think, Didn't I just buy these on Read More...

The future of plastic

We are all wondering what the future of single use plastics might be.  Here are some interesting articles to read.  Please follow the links to the original articles. ______________________________ Nature Communications "Plastic, a highly useful and convenient material, is also one of the world’s greatest environmental problems, yet both industry and society are still heavily reliant on its usage. On World Environment Day, Nature Communications asks: will biodegradable polymers alleviate plastic’s environmental impact? From initial conception, plastic was hailed a wondrous material. Following Read More...
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What are PP, OPP, and BOPP bags?

PP? OPP? BOPP?  What are we talking about??  Here's an informative article explaining the differences between these types of plastics. _____________________________________ How to distinguish between PP, OPP, and BOPP bags  - Warehouse Bizongo  Author: Nidhi Agrawal "When it comes to plastic packaging, the food industry predominantly uses the BOPP bags or films. BOPP bags are easy to coat, print and laminate, hence making them most suitable for packaging products like snacks, fresh produces and confectioneries. Parallel to BOPP, PP and OPP bags are Read More...

Plastics recycling figures 2017

2017 Plastics recycling figures - Plastixportal "Plastics recycling in South Africa has continued to grow Johannesburg, Tuesday, 24 July 2018.  Plastics|SA, the umbrella body representing the entire value chain of the local plastics industry, has just released the plastics recycling figures for the year ending 2017. For the seventh year running, plastics recycling in South Africa has continued to grow, with more than 334 727 tons recycled back into raw material. This gives South Africa an input recycling rate of 43.7 Read More...

Plastic Alternatives

Plastics have become a very controversial issue - here are a few interesting articles for you to read. __________________________________ Plastic Alternatives – Blessing or Curse? Plastixportal  "Plastic Bag Free Day This, hot on the heels of Environment Day and World Oceans Day, both celebrated a few weeks earlier. On all three these days, and throughout the month of Plastic Free July, consumers were encouraged to #beatplasticspollution and join the challenge to “choose to refuse” single-use plastics. Calls for action such as these make it Read More...
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How are Plastic Bags made?

From Sciencing comes the following information on how plastic bags are made..........  Please follow the link to the original article in order to read it in full. ______________________ "Plastic bags are made from a ubiquitous polymer substance known as polyethylene. This begins as ethylene, commonly extracted from natural gases, then treated to become the polymer, forming long chains of carbon and hydrogen atoms. These chains can vary depending on what type of polyethylene is being used, but they all help create Read More...
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Re-use your zipper bags

Here are some great ideas from The Secret Yumiverse   Re-use your zipper bags Proficient Packaging is located in Cape Town, South Africa. We supply flexible packaging in various shapes and forms, but specialize in many forms of re-closable and re-sealable bags and pouches. We believe we have a great service ethic and the ability to be diverse, flexible and proactive. With our “hands-on approach” we pride ourselves in being able to meet and exceed our customer’s requirements. Small, Smart, Sharp! Read More...

How to save a wet phone using a zipper bag

Did you know you can save a wet phone using a zipper bag?  You can!  Sharon Profis of CNET shows us the secret to saving a wet phone or tablet...........  I hope you find this useful! For the original article and to watch an instructional video, follow the link provided above. ______________________________ "Most of the old wives' tales about saving wet phones just don't work. The bag of rice, a sunny window sill, a hair dryer, and the horrid oven method will quickly Read More...

Unusual uses for zipper bags

Here are some more uses of zipper bags that you might not have thought of. ____________________________ Source - CNET Keep your device safe while cooking - If you are reading a recipe off your phone or tablet, protect if from kitchen spills and drips by putting is safely into a zipper bag. Keep your device clean - If you are at the park or at the beach, protect your mobile device from sand and dirt. Keep dry at the pool - Sitting by the Read More...

Zipper Bags in Space!

Here is an interesting article regarding the use of Bitran Bags (Zipper bags) on the international space station. Enjoy the read! The source of the article is Com-Pac - follow the link to read the original article ______________________ COM-PAC INTERNATIONAL, INC. SENDING BITRAN BAGS TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION September 15, 2017 "August 16, 2017, Carbondale, IL – Com-Pac International, Inc. was notified this week that NASA will be utilizing their BITRAN® brand of leakproof specimen bags in a research project aboard the International Space Read More...