Poly bags are a type of packaging made of thin plastic used to transport goods. The “poly” in their name comes from the fact that they’re often made from polyethylene (a common form of plastic). They’re a staple for shipping goods around the world due to being lightweight and low cost compared to boxes.
Typically flat – signifying that the bottom of the bag is sealed off.
The overall depth of the bag from edge to edge.
If FDA compliant, the bag adheres to higher plastic purity standards so that it can be used in food packaging without being harmful to humans.
The overall length of the bag from edge to edge.
The thickness of the bag - typically measured in mils.
The overall width of the bag from edge to edge.
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Poly bags are used for shipping and packing a variety of different products from food to electronics. The type of poly bag you choose to go with will ultimately depend on what you want to put inside of it. For example, if you’re dealing with heavier items, you might want to opt for high density polyethylene. See “Materials” and “Features” above to learn more.
One thing to take into consideration is that since poly bags are made of plastic, they have a pretty significant impact on the environment from their production process all the way through disposal. Fortunately, there are some eco-friendly options that exist like recycled plastic poly bags.
"Poly" is short for polyethylene - a common type of plastic.
Generally speaking, poly bags are made from polyethylene, but there are a variety of materials you can choose from. See “Materials” above to learn more.
See “Materials” and “Features” above to learn more.
The answer will ultimately depend on the material and features you opt for – see “Materials” and “Features” above to learn more.