Available Bag Constructions

Variety is the spice of life, but having options doesn’t necessarily make for a better product. Sometimes, endless choices can make decisions tough. In fact, this is the exact issue that many packagers, retailers, and manufacturers have when choosing bag constructions. At Rutan, we have the experience to help each and every client find the… Read more »

Uses of Anti-Static Film and Bags

Static electricity can be an inconvenience. Whether you’re working with delicate electronics or volatile chemicals, static discharge can be one of the most costly and dangerous hazards to navigate. Furthermore, a failure to adequately protect products and components from the risks of static discharge during transportation or storage can quickly rack up extensive losses and… Read more »

More Myths about Plastic Bags: Debunked

Myth #5: “It Takes Around 1,000 Years for Plastic Bags to Decompose in Landfills” Almost nothing (food, paper, plastic, etc) decomposes in today’s landfills. That’s because all these products are actually designed to be as dry and stable as possible. According to a research by William Rathje, who is the owner of the Garbage Project,… Read more »

Myths about Plastic Bags: Debunked

Just like everything else in this world, plastic bags too have their fair share of myths going around. And clearly, these misconceptions are the main reason why plastic bags are being demonized across the world today. Due to this reason, we will be debunking some of the most common myths about plastic bags in this… Read more »

What Do Your Recyclables Become?

Think about it, what happens to the plastic bags that do not end up in our forests, seas, and surroundings? Well, just like other modern day materials, they are recycled into a variety of products. No doubt, the recycling rates currently are deplorable and need to improve significantly, especially considering the fact that there are… Read more »

Tips to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Plastic Bags: Recycle

Tips to Recycle Plastic Bags Plastic bags can be easily recycled in the US. Most grocery stores have bins placed in front of the store so the bags can be collected and recycled. There are also government drop-off sites and recycling centers. These bags are then recycled into other consumer products, such as yarn, decking,… Read more »

Tips to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Plastic Bags: Reuse

Tips to Reuse Plastic Bags A lot goes into making a plastic bag, including raw materials (plastic film), energy, and oil. However, all that would be for nothing if they are only used once and then thrown away! Unfortunately, that is one of the main reasons why plastic bags are contributing more towards waste generation… Read more »

Tips to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Plastic Bags: Reduce

The number of plastic bags used is increasing, while the recycling rates remain low. However, waste is at an all time high. The production of plastic bags has a reduced environmental impact compared to paper bags. However, with an increasing amount of plastic bags being littered around cities, and ending up in landfills, they aren’t… Read more »