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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...

Plastic Recycling

Ever wondered about the process of recyling and what your recycled plastics can be made into?  Take a look below.  enjoy the read! ___________________________ What Plastics Can Become From Recycle Your Plastics "One of the things all of us can do to protect and improve our environment is: recycling. Today a plastic bottle may contain juice or water or soda … but what can it become after you use it? Let’s take a look at some of the everyday plastics that you use and Read More...

The Future of Single Use Plastics

Here is something interesting on single use plastics.  Please guys, use and reuse the Zipper bag - a much better option for packaging and storage. Let's find out first what is single use plastic - this is from Plastic Free Challenge "WHAT IS SINGLE-USE PLASTIC AND WHY IS IT A PROBLEM? Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most Read More...
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Packaging Sells the Product

Here are a couple of great articles on why packaging is so important.  Enjoy the read.  The links to the original articles are available. ____________________________ PACKAGING AND LAUNCHING YOUR PRODUCT TO MARKET MARKETING & SALES Small Business BC - By Ken Gallie "In business they say, “it’s the packaging that sells the product the first time, but it’s what’s inside that sells the package the second time.” How many times have you seen a new product fail because the manufacturer has overlooked an aspect Read More...
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Why Branding is Important

Proficient Packaging can custom make flexible packaging to almost any size, almost any colour,  with your branding,  subject to minimum order quantities. Here are some great articles on why branding your packaging is important to your business. 4 Reasons Why Product Packaging Is Important Source of the article - Retail Minded 'Packaging is just packaging, right? After all, it’s the product that really matters. If you’re thinking this way as a business owner, you might be setting yourself up for failure. Product packaging plays a Read More...
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How to Recycle Ziploc Bags

"Ziploc bags, aka sandwich bags or resealable plastic bags, are starting to be accepted at more recycling facilities across the nation. The average American family uses 500 Ziploc bags every year. If all those bags are thrown away, that quickly adds up to a massive amount of plastic going into local landfills and incinerators. The good news is that Ziploc bags are recyclable. Even better: In most communities, recycling locations are more plentiful than you might think. That means the Read More...

Growing Seeds in a Zipper Bag!

This is a great thing to do with your kids but also a great way to start seedlings growing before planting out....... Here's a quick How To from Science & Plants For Schools   "Materials Needed a few seeds paper towel [school ones are ideal] stapler plastic bag [the A4 sized kind which seals at the top works best] ruler water label   Instructions First, label bag with child’s name, date and seed name. Next, fold a paper towel so that it just fits Read More...

Shade Balls Help LA Save Water

The Daily Mail reported that 96 million plastic balls were released into the 175 acre Los Angeles Reservoir in Sylmar in 2015. They were designed to cover the water and prevent evaporation as well as protect the water from dust, rain, chemicals and wildlife. They are each the size of an apple and are black to help deflect the UV rays of the sun. Like Cape Town Los Angeles also experienced a record breaking drought. This unusual method to protect the city's water might Read More...

Cleaning Up Our Oceans

OVER 5 TRILLION PIECES OF PLASTIC CURRENTLY LITTER THE OCEAN Trash accumulates in 5 ocean garbage patches, the largest one being the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located between Hawaii and California. If left to circulate, the plastic will impact our ecosystems, health and economies. Solving it requires a combination of closing the source, and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean. Ocean garbage patches are vast and dispersed Ocean currents concentrate plastic in five areas in the world: the subtropical Read More...
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Are Zipper Bags Good For Keeping Water Out?

Can Zipper Bags For Cars Keep Flood Waters Out? According to the Insurance Council of Texas, nearly 300,000 vehicles were affected during Hurricane Harvey. But a relatively new product on the market promises to protect your car the next time it floods. Stephen Parven's Toyota Avalon Hybrid technically flooded during Harvey, but lived to drive another day. Nearly five feet of water filled his garage in Meyerland. But he used something called E.V.P., otherwise known as Extreme Vehicle Protection to prevent his car Read More...