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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...

What can I use my zipper bag for?

Zipper bags are a great way to store food but there are a myriad of other uses for this plastic storage bag.  Here are a few that we’ve found at various sites on the web. ________________________________ Store homemade soup -  Fill up the zipper bags with the cold soup and then lay them flat in the freezer. When they are frozen you can stack up the bags and store the soup easily and in usable portions. Protect fragile cargo -  Nearly close your zipper Read More...
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Is Food Packaging Sustainable?

Here is a good article from a few years ago looking at the problem of excessive food packaging. We at Proficient Packaging agree that plastic packaging needs to be as reusable as possible - see our range of zipper and ziploc bags. ____________________________________ Is Food Packaging Sustainable? A Look at All This Plastic By - Jonathon Engels - One Green Planet "Food packaging has simply gotten out of hand, or — and far worse — it’s constantly in our hands. It’s hard to buy Read More...

Benefits of Plastic Packaging

Here are a few more articles surrounding the plastic packaging debate.  Enjoy the read. ______________________________________ Top 5 Benefits of Plastic Packaging - Custom-Pak "If you have a product packaging dilemma, chances are, you can solve it with plastics. Plastics are strong, durable, lightweight, and save in both cost and material resources over the alternatives. Take a closer look at the top five benefits of plastic packaging. 1. It’s durable. Plastic can be as strong as steel. This durability protects your product — from perishable foodstuffs to Read More...
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Advantages of Plastic

There is a lot of debate about the disadvantage and advantages of plastic - be it for packaging, or grocery bags, or take away food cartons.  Here are some interesting articles on the subject.  For even more information on different materials, please follow the link to the source of the article - Love To Know ___________________________ Advantages of Plastic Grocery Bags - By Sandra Ketcham "It is easy to overlook the advantages of plastic grocery bags due to the perception that they are Read More...

Understanding the Plastic Recycling Codes

This is a very informative article from EarthEasy helping us understand the codes and number used on plastics. Author - Greg Seaman _______________________ "The well-recognized “chasing arrows” symbol we see on plastic containers and products does not mean the product is recyclable. The little number inside the triangle tells the real story. Within each chasing arrows triangle, there is a number which ranges from one to seven. The purpose of the number is to identify the type of plastic used for the product, Read More...

In Defense of the Plastic Bag

An interesting article from Green Biz on this rather controversial subject.  Take a read and see what you think. Follow the link to read the complete article ____________________________ Author - Marc Gunther "Pity the much-maligned plastic bag. Plastic bags are being banned or taxed in cities and counties across America–just this week in Seattle, before that in San Francisco, Portland and Washington, D.C. Beginning in January, Montgomery County, MD, where I live, will impose a five-cent charge for carryout bags at all retail Read More...
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You’ve been closing your ziploc bag all wrong!

Here's how to do it! Great tips from This Is Insider and Bustle ----------------------------------------- You've been closing Ziploc bags wrong your whole life - Lauren Piro, Delish - This Is Insider   "The INSIDER Summary Everyone tries to squeeze the air out of a Ziploc bag. One hack is to suck the air out with your mouth. You can also place a straw into the bag's opening to suck the air out. No matter what you call them — plastic baggies, sandwich bags, Ziplocs (the widely accepted Read More...