Plastic Bag-Woven Plastic Fiber Bags

plastic bagpolybag, or pouch is a type of container made of thin, flexible, plastic filmnonwoven fabric, or plastic textile. Plastic bags are used for containing and transporting goods such as foods, produce, powders, ice, magazines, chemicals, and waste. It is a common form of packaging.

Most plastic bags are heat sealed together. Some are bonded with adhesives or are stitched.

Flexible intermediate bulk container[edit]

Flexible intermediate bulk containers are large industrial containers, usually used for powders or flowables.

Use of plastic bags internationally[edit]

The number of plastic bags used worldwide has been estimated to be on the order of 1 trillion annually.[citation needed] The use of plastic bags differs dramatically across countries. While the average consumer in China uses only 2 or 3 plastic bags a year, the numbers are much higher in most other countries: Denmark: 4, Ireland: 18, Germany: 65, USA: > 300, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia: more than 400.[citation needed]

Danger to children[edit]

Thin conformable plastic bags, especially dry cleaning bags, have the potential for causing suffocation. About 25 children in the United States suffocate each year due to plastic bags, almost nine out of ten of whom are under the age of one.[6] This has led to voluntary warning labels on some bags which pose a hazard to small children.[7]