I recently had some family over for a BBQ and had some unexpected guests join us.
Flies…. and lots of them!
I tried hard to keep my cool as these little pests worked at spoiling my BBQ. I asked my friends for any tips on keeping flies away for future get-togethers.
One guest stunned me with his suggestion – Fill ziplock bags with water and a couple of pennies and hang them around the area!
I was intrigued. As soon as the mess was cleared away, I sat down at my computer to verify this and landed at snopes.com and science.howstuffworks.com. Here’s what I found:
The short of it; experts and amateurs are split on this.
Many restaurant owners will share success stories on how hanging water-filled plastic bags from the ceiling kept the droves of flies away. Several insist on adding a single penny to the polybag, some say a handful and yet others say pennies are unnecessary.
How does it work? There are those that claim the insects fly away at the site of their magnified reflection or that the insects perceive the bag to be a body of water.
What is puzzling about the above explanations is that there is no lack of flies at lakes and ponds. This means that water doesn’t scare the flies away. Neither does their reflection scare them off as you can find the creatures on mirrors and glass too.
Yet most explain that houseflies have very sensitive eyes and the plastic bag filled with water alters the course of light shining at it and confuses the insect.
Science hasn’t yet proven either way if this method of hanging water from polybags actually works. Regardless, you will still find bags filled with water hanging in restaurants and in backyard patios across the globe.
For my next party, I plan on stringing some Hang Hole Zip Lock Bags on twine and hanging them around the area.
I wonder what will happen….
The very first time we manufactured the 4×4 split compartment bags was for a large jewelry manufacturer. They began using one split ziplock bag in place of two smaller standard ziplock bags.
Their production team loved it!
Aside for saving half the time in packaging, it made it so simple to keep pairs together!
We began bringing in more and more of these high quality reclosable bags and our customer’s feedback kept on rolling in!
Across the board, our customers recognized how resourceful these bags are!
Most jewelry manufacturers are using them for earrings, some for cufflinks and others put in a pendant in one compartment and its chain in the other.
These bags have been designed for the jewelry industry but they are definitely not limited only to them.
Order a case today, and let us know how YOU use the reclosable split compartment bags!
I recently came across a “Go Green” blog where the author wondered why all plastic bags and shopping are not marked as being recyclable when they all are. While I do not know the answer, I know that for those that are environmentally conscious, we offer bags that will make them proud!
Our recycle logo zip lock bags are the same high-quality standard ziplock bags with the addition of having the recycle symbol printed along the bottom.
The bags are Wal-Mart compliant bags who have reported, “And we continue to increase the amount of plastic and cardboard we have been able to recycle. We estimate that we have redirected more than 182 million pounds of plastic from landfills”.
For those that don’t work with Wal-Mart, either locally or internationally, the recycle logo bags are also useful for those who appreciate the reminder for themselves and for others, that plastic bags are recyclable.
RoyalBag currently stocks thirteen sizes with the #4 recycle logo; starting with the 2 X 2’s all the way up to 13 X 18 recycle logo ziplock bags.
You can make a difference in helping to protect our environment!
In simple terms biohazard substances means objects that may pose a potential risk to the health of humans, animals or the environment.
Bio hazardous material often originates from health care facilities and research laboratories.
Federal agencies and government legislations mandate the requirement of using biohazard bags to handle of biohazard content.
That’s where RoyalBag comes in!
We manufacture Medical Reclosable specimen transport bags. We currently stock 4 sizes in the Reclosable Transport Bags.
They are damp proof, moisture proof, and printed with the biohazard symbol in the front of the bag.
Depending on the quantity of bags, we can have the Biohazard Bags custom manufactured for your laboratory or health care facility according to your specifications. Contact us for details!
Another item which is commonly used in the pharmaceutical line is Refrigerate Zip Lock Bags. This is a new item to RoyalBag. They are zip lock bags printed with the words REFRIGERATE in bold blue to alert medical staff that contents require refrigeration. It’s an easy way to prevent mistakes that could lead to disaster.
Contact us for wholesale pricing on bulk Medical Zip Lock Bags!
You would be amazed at the percentage of customers that purchase bulk anti-static bags for the pink color only!
The actual use for the bag is to shield components that are susceptible to damage caused by electrostatic discharge. The bag safeguards from static build-up keeping your products safe for transporting.
Our stock anti-static bags are an attractive pink color which helps differentiate from the regular wholesale plastic ziplock bags. These protective bags are available in a variety of sizes for your electronic packaging. We currently stock the bags with a resealable closure and will soon be adding open end anti-static bags to our inventory.