Plastic Place: You’ll never guess the second lives your plastic bags might have!

We’re living in the most environmentally conscious time period in human history. We all know about the challenges facing the earth: we’ve been educated about the three Rs ever since our first Earth Day celebrations back in elementary school. Everyone wants to do their part to keep the planet green and blue and healthy for ourselves and our children. When you work in an industry like ours, that urge to keep the environment safe becomes even more powerful. Simply paying lip service to environmental causes isn’t enough. Studies have shown that plastic bags are actually much easier on the environment than paper: they use less energy in manufacturing and shipping, are responsible for less emissions, and most of all, are infinitely recyclable. We might be famous for our garbage bags, but recycling is what really gets us going. When it comes to recycling plastic bags, you might think you’ve heard it all, but Continue reading

Plastic Bag Fashion That Will Blow Your Mind

From jokey high school fashion shows to high-stakes moments on Project Runway, the idea of creating a garment from nothing but garbage bags is one that easily captures the imagination. The internet is teeming with droopy, puffy plastic film creations, but only a few rise to the status of fashions. Here are our favorites, along with recommendations of the best bags in our collection for you to use if you’d like to recreate the look. Continue reading

30 Important Ways a Plastic Bag Can Save Your Life

When Douglas Adams wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, he nominated a towel as the simplest and most essential survival tool out there. “Always bring a towel, he said. A towel, according to Adams,

“…is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini-raft down the slow heavy River Moth…”

With all due respect to towels, we think that Douglas Adams may have forgotten an even more useful item. In our humble opinion a plastic garbage bag is completely indispensable to any interstellar hitchhiker or adventurer of any stripe. We say: always bring a plastic bag. Still doubtful? Well, here are thirty ways a plastic bag can save your life:
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