Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Plastic bags : An essential part of our day to day lives

Plastic Bags
It won't be an exaggeration to state that plastic bags are probably one of the most commonly used materials worldwide. Along with being almost essential in our day to day lives, these are also widely used in various commercial and industrial sectors, with some notable ones being retail, public sanitation etc. To manufacture plastic bags, materials such as plastic films or plastic textiles are used, which are heat sealed together or bonded with adhesives together during the manufacturing process. Available in innumerable varieties, dimensions etc., a lot of times plastic bags are also customized to meet a specific requirement.

As mentioned above, plastic bags are available in a wide range of varieties, dimensions etc. Some notable examples of plastic bags are polypropylene bags, plastic grocery bag, plastic jumbo bags, self adhesive bags, disposable garbage bags, biomedical waste collection bags, printed plastic bags and many more. Another very important attribute of plastic bags is that these can be customized with ease to cater to a specific requirement. All of the aforementioned attributes coupled with the relatively inexpensive rates make plastic bags perhaps the most feasible option for packaging of objects.

Features of plastic bags:
  • These are resistant to adverse weather conditions
  • Plastic bags are also resistant to moisture and UV rays
  • Owing to the inherent nature of plastic, these bags have high tolerance to shocks and vibrations
  • Plastic bags are highly durable and very less prone to tearing
  • Compared to paper bags, these are easier to open, pack and double up
  • These bags are convenient to store and also easier to carry

Plastic bags are generally made from:
  •     High density polyethylene ( HDPE)
  •     Low density polyethylene (LDPE)
  •     Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE)
  •     Medium density polyethylene (MDPE)
  •     Polypropylene (PP)

How to reuse old plastic bags:
  • Plastic bags can be reused for the initial purpose they were used for, like carrying groceries and other materials
  • These bags can also be turned into bin liners or in laymen term trash can liners
  • These can also be used to store perishable foods before putting them in the refrigerator
  • Plastic bags can be put up inside vehicles for storing trash so as to keep the vehicles tidy
  • These can be used as a makeshift showering cap to prevent the hair from getting wet
  • Electronic items can also be stored inside these bags before going out on a rainy day