WHAT’S YOUR BAG?

WE’LL MAKE IT!

We specialize in plastic bags at Richmond Plastics!

All of our bags are available plain or printed and in many styles for diverse applications, with differing resin blends and a variety of available additives and options. We can produce bags of any opacity and in any color. Bags are packed and shipped according to your requirements.

ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE MANUFACTURING

In our ongoing effort to maintain Environmentally Sensitive Production Facilities, Richmond Plastics has generally met and exceeded Environmental Certification Standards (ECS).

Heavy metals are not tolerated in our inks, resins or other additives. Zero tolerance has been achieved. Post industrial and post consumer recycled resins are used where appropriate and applicable.

Our pellet containment and liquid waste disposal are closed loops being controlled and monitored from start to finish. We maintain zero dumping of liquids. All our plant scrap plastic is recycled.

Oxybiodegradable resins are offered as a substitute for traditional polyethylene feedstocks.

As an early adapter to this technology, Richmond Plastics is in the forefront to convert existing users into environmentally caring packaging providers.

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Reusable bags may cause food poisoning

Back to plastic? Reusable grocery bags may cause food poisoningGet out your bleach and launder those reusable fabric grocery bags after each use. You're not clogging up landfill with plastic throw-aways, but your environmental conscientiousness could make you sick. A microbiological study  "a first in North America" of the popular, eco-friendly bags has uncovered some unsettling facts. Swab-testing by two independent laboratories found unacceptably high levels of bacterial, yeast, mold and coliform counts in the reusable bags.

"The main risk is food poisoning," Dr. Richard Summerbell, research director at Toronto-based Sporometrics and former chief of medical mycology for the Ontario Ministry of Health, stated in a news release. Dr. Summerbell evaluated the study results."But other significant risks include skin infections such as bacterial boils, allergic reactions, triggering of asthma attacks, and ear infections," he stated.

The study found that 64% of the reusable bags tested were contaminated with some level of bacteria and close to 30% had elevated bacterial counts higher than what's considered safe for drinking water.Further, 40% of the bags had yeast or mold, and some of the bags had an unacceptable presence of coliforms, faecal intestinal bacteria, when there should have been 0.