Poly bags also known as a pouch or plastic bags are types of containers made up of flexible, thin, plastic textile or plastic film. They are used for multiple purposes. Whenever you go to the market to buy groceries or wheat, the shopkeeper gives you the product in transparent or colorful poly bags. Plastic bags are used for transporting as well as containing goods such as food, powders, ice, chemicals, magazines, waste, and more.
The lifetime of a plastic bag is approximately 12 minutes from the point of delivery to your home. According to a report, three hundred and twenty-two bags were used in 2014 in the United States Of America alone.
Besides basic usage, plastic bags of various types are also used for medical purposes. The non-porous quality of plastic film means that they are useful for isolating infectious body fluids.
A review in 2018 shows that plastic bags or wraps were helpful in preventing hypothermia compared to routine care. Speaking generally, there is no big difference between plastic and poly bags. Poly bags are derived from plastic bags (or we can say that poly bags are types of plastic bags).
According to the resin used in the manufacturing of plastic bags, plastic bags are divided into five classes. Out of the five classes, the most commonly used poly bags are polypropylene bags and polyethylene bags.
Out of the various types, polyethylene is the most widely used type of plastic bag in various industries as well as in our homes. It is formed by the polymerization of ethylene gas. They are often used to contain bulk items like the material of construction including sand and cement.