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Everything You Need To Know About NYC’s Bag Tax

Adart Polybag Bag TaxThe New York City Council recently approved a five cent fee on most disposable plastic and paper bags used by retailers. Many people view this legislation as a positive step towards reducing the potentially harmful impact plastic and paper bags can have on our environment and on area plants, trees and wildlife.

Reducing the amount of bags out there can prevent overuse of our landfills and waste management facilities. But while making it harder to get plastic will have some benefits, we firmly believe that charging a fee is short sighted. The city would be better off putting its resources behind a robust recycling program instead. Continue reading

Poly Bags for Food Use

The holidays are coming up and the first Black Friday advertisements arrived today. Black Friday is just one week away, so the sale was called “pre Black Friday sale.” Before shoppers hit the retail stores, they will be buying food and drinks for Thanksgiving dinners and family gatherings. Many types of poly bags will be used to transport raw and prepared food from stores to homes, offices and parties.

Poly bags for food use include the type of plastic bag used approved for direct food contact. These bags include slide lock bags, slide lock bags, bread bags and as stand up pouches. Most poly bags of these bags are custom printed with store or company name and logo.

ice bags

Other bags used to transport food but do not come into direct contact with the food itself, include grocery store bags and ice cream poly bags. These poly bags are used to transport wrapped and pre-packaged food. These poly bags are also custom printed.

Ice bags are safe for food contact and USDA approved. These are one of the most common poly bags for use with food. Custom printed ice bags are seen every day on the at large chain supermarkets and small, local convenience stores. An ice bag printed with a company name and logo is the best way to get consumers to identify your product!

Even a simple product like a poly ice bag can be custom printed with many options. Ice bags are constructed out of 2 millimeter low density polyethylene, come in a large variety of sizes and meet all FDA and USDA specifications for food contact.

Adart sells a variety of poly bags that are safe for food contact. Poly bags for food use come in clear and colored varieties. These plastic bags are USDA approved for food contact. Bags can be custom printed with your company name and logo.

Reusable Bags as an Alternative to Plastic Shopping Bags

On Tuesday, September 30th, California became the first state to ban the use of single-use plastic bags at large chain grocery and convenience stores. Over 100 cities including Chicago, Austin and counties like Los Angeles County, already have plastic bag bans.

California retailers will still be able to offer their customers paper shopping bags. However, grocers will charge shoppers ten cents or more for every paper bag used. The California law does not apply to shopping bags used at other retailers.

Poly bags for fruits, vegetables or meats are still permitted under the new law. Therefore, the demand for plastic bags that are FDA approved for food contact will not change. These bags include ice bags and zip lock bags that are used to seal up food while in transit or for storage.

Reusable Bags

Reusable Shopping Bags

Reusable bags are a way for retailers to continue to offer their customers the convenience of a carry out shopping bag. Reusable bags come in a variety of sizes and colors. One of the sturdiest shopping bags is the simple tote bag. This tote bag is made from 600D poly oxford, which is a heavy-duty polyester material, is making this one of the best shopping bags around.

Many bags can be used for retail stores including wine bottle bags, zipper tote bags and backpacks! All of these bags can be customized with the store’s logo and messaging. These bags can be given out or sold at the checkout register. They can also be given out at trade shows. The bags last a long time; customers will reuse them repeatedly!

What are Reusable Shopping Bags Made of?

High quality material is used to produce reusable bags. Shopping bags can be made out of 80 GSM (grams per square meter) non-woven polypropylene fabric. The bags are sturdy and quite popular for retail use! Wine bags are even more durable and are made from 100GSM non-woven polypropylene material. These bags can hold from two to six bottles of wine! Non-woven wine bags are available in colors: black, burgundy, khaki, and dark green!