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    10-08-2011, 03:39 AM
Ladytrails, Thanks but don't feel too cheated as these aren't true poly bags. They are that funny woven stuff with a plastic coating, not sure what it is called. I have to tell you I have no shortage of bags as once the word was out that I was making bags everyone at our barn started saving their bags...YIKES.
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    10-08-2011, 06:13 AM
Whatever happened to burlap and gunny sacks? They were the best. At least one could grab on to them, they were reusable and made of natural materials. I'm all for burlap. I won't buy dog food in woven plastic bags and I really wish horse pellets came in the natural fiber bags. These bags will stack without sliding off each other. It is up to us, the consumer to petition the feed companies to get away from the plastics. Think of how many million bags annually wind up in landfill. We can change that.
    10-08-2011, 01:29 PM
Burlap bags are expensive. The mill I buy from used them until 3-4 years ago. Their price got to $3 each. They would take them back and reuse them but many were trashed from mice.
    08-14-2014, 02:15 AM
stock poly bags are what I use and its the easiest for me but its really about what you prefer
    08-14-2014, 10:49 AM
Green Broke
I loved the old reusable, returnable burlap sacks. Probably too expensive an option. Only Blue Seal seems to have paper sacks now here and those have a plastic coating between the layers.

I may try my hand at those grocery bags if I get snowbound this winter. I'm just not patient enough.
    08-14-2014, 04:19 PM
Half of North America's paper mills are barely running. If we all demanded pet food go back into paper bags it would create more employment. Walmart went with the plasticized weave for their Old Roy dog food then went back to paper but now their Special Kitty cat food is in plastic. We need to get these mills running at higher capacity again.
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    08-14-2014, 04:34 PM
I prefer the bags that disintegrate. I have used some of the poly feed bags to line the bottom of some metal water troughs that had rotted, that I turned into planters to make a root barrier.
With all the poly twine that makes so much trash, and having to go the landfills, it would be nice to have something that you could still use for trash, that would dissolve away .

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