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post #1 of 27 Old 10-06-2011, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Paper Vs. Poly Feed Bags

I am hoping to get some opinions here about paper vs poly feed bags. I work for a feed manufacturer who would like to get the horse owner opinion on this. Do you prefer one over the other? Do you recycle or throw away bags? Have you had any issues or good experiences with either? All thoughts and opinions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 27 Old 10-06-2011, 03:58 PM
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I prefer paper because it is easier and more eco-efficient to depose of. I really like the ones that have the tabs on top to make opening easier. That being said, it's more important what is in the bag rather then the bag itself. I would not switch to a different feed just because of the bag.
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post #3 of 27 Old 10-06-2011, 04:46 PM
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I also prefer paper but the feed I buy now is in poly bags. I do re-use a few of them to put out fly bait on in my barn. When we used to get paper bags, I used them as starter for my fire pit.

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post #4 of 27 Old 10-06-2011, 08:00 PM
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We get both types, for different feeds. I like the poly because they take up less space, but the paper are easier to fold nicely and stack inside another bag. We reuse them, both types, for trash around the barn and garden.
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post #5 of 27 Old 10-06-2011, 08:06 PM
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Poly, the resist moisture better if the floor is damp and they make great trash bags.

I shovel the contents of our pigpen into one when I clean it. Neat, tidy and clean to then carry to the dumpster.
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post #6 of 27 Old 10-06-2011, 09:33 PM
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Poly are easier to reuse, and wont get damp. I never really thought about it though. I honestly cant remember what my usual food come in.
Instead of worrying about the bag howabout NOT putting made in CHINA ingredients in the bag.
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post #7 of 27 Old 10-06-2011, 10:16 PM
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Hmm.. I dont really care, but if I had a choice, paper... Because they are easier to cut, and with poly, I always end up with pieces of poly in my grain- its not the company, it just comes loose and falls into the grain when I cut it..

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post #8 of 27 Old 10-06-2011, 10:30 PM
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Love the durability, moisture prevention, and ease of opening of the poly bags. And poly bags can be reused for awesome grocery bags.
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post #9 of 27 Old 10-06-2011, 11:32 PM
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Both. I prefer paper because it's easier to dispose of but I like poly because they don't let water into the feed as easily if you happen to get rained on, on the way home. Not that I've seen rain recently or remember what it is.....

I use both types when lining my feed barn trash cans so I can then put them into the weekly trash.

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post #10 of 27 Old 10-07-2011, 08:53 AM
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I prefer paper but my cubes are in a poly bag. They do indeed make excellent shopping bags!!! You could put a truck in them.
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