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How to Measure a Bag

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Thickness or Gauge:

The thickness, or “gauge”, of a plastic bag refers to the thickness of a single wall of the bag, generally measured in mils, or thousands of an inch (1000 mil=  1 inch).  (Note: Bags are sometimes measured in microns (mic). To convert between mils and microns: 25.4 microns= 1 mil.)

Oxo Biodegradable Plastics

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CLEAN YOUR REUSABLE BAGS OR RISK FOOD POISONING

Portland is considering banning single-use plastic shopping bags, but a study of reusable shopping bags shows that many people don’t clean them and risk food poisoning. The study conducted by the Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC) in Toronto, Canada intercepted people on the street to test bags they were actually using.