Green 'N' Pack Eco Friendly Bags - Freezer Bags Gallon - 30 Bags
Green'N'Pack Eco Friendly Freezer Bags help seal in freshness and lock out air, protecting food from freezer burn.
Green'N'Pack food storage freezer bags protect foods from freezer burn while keeping food fresh and full of taste.
- Ideal for freezing fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, baked goods, cooked food, and leftovers.
- Available in Quart & Gallon sizes.
- Thick, durable bags that help protect food from freezer burn and are also reusable.
- Microwaveable (use as directed). When defrosting & reheating, open zipper one inch to vent.
- Bags are designed to turn plastic into a material that has a completely different molecular structure that is bio-assimilated in the open environment, similar to the decomposition of a leaf.
Tips On Freezing Food
Tips On Freezing Food
Problems encountered when freezing food
Freezing food works because extreme cold slows the growth of microorganisms, enzyme activity and oxidation. But freezing will not make old food fresh again. Avoid putting anything in the freezer that you are not sure about. Beginning the freezing process with fresh, high-quality foods will produce the best result.
Enzymes and Freezing Food
Raw food naturally contains enzymes that change the food over time. Some of these changes are beneficial. Beef, for example, becomes more tender as enzymes work on the meat. Enzymes can change the color and texture of vegetables. Blanching prior to freezing can reduce the enzymes in fruits and vegetables. It is important to note that blanching destroys some of the nutritional value of the fruit s or vegetables, along with the healthy enzymes.
Freezer Burn & Oxidation
Freezer burn and oxidation occur when frozen food is improperly wrapped. Consider purchasing containers or wrap specifically designed for freezing food.
Ice Crystals When Freezing Food
Ice crystals form when food is frozen slowly. If ice crystals are forming on your food, turn down the temperature of your freezer at the time food is being frozen to help it freeze faster. When freezing foods, vacuum packing keeps food fresher for up to 3 to 5 months longer than other methods.
Freezing food advantages and disadvantages:
Advantages of freezing food:
- Freezing better preserves the nutritional value of food than canning or drying. Frozen food is more like fresh food in color, flavor and nutrients than food preserved by other methods. Freezing food is also easy and less time-consuming than canning and drying.
Disadvantages of freezing food:
- The disadvantages of freezing food is that it requires freezer space and constant electricity to maintain the frozen foods. Unlike canning or drying, which require no electricity to maintain them after preserving.
In general, all foods, including fruits, should be kept for no longer than 1 year in the freezer. Citrus fruits can be frozen, but should only be stored for 4 months. You can freeze fruits by covering them in a light syrup prior to freezing to prevent oxidation. Another way to preserve fruits by freezing is to flash freeze them which involves freezing the fruit on a flat sheet in the freezer before placing the frozen fruits together in a freezer safe container. Flash freezing also discourages the fruit from sticking together after freezing.
Vegetables are amazingly easy to freeze. Some require blanching to preserve them properly, but most are suitable for stews, casseroles, or soups without blanching. Always choose firm, quality vegetables to freeze. The container you use will also influence the finished product. Make sure it is airtight and protects the food from frostbite.
Before Green'N'Pack Eco Friendly bags start to decompose, it is as good as ordinary plastic that can be re-used and recycled.
Green'N'Pack bags can be
Green'N'Pack Eco Friendly Bags can be recycled and can be made from recyclate whereas the traditional biodegradable bags
cannot. Green'N'Pack Eco Friendly Bags have been manufactured from the high quality commodity polyolefins and have
indistinguishable technological performance from regular polyolefin products during manufacture and use. Green'N'Pack Eco Friendly
Bags can be collected in the main polyolefin waste stream for recycling and are fully compatible with regular polyolefins.
Green'N'Pack bags made from byproducts of oil refining?
Green'N'Pack Eco Friendly Bags are made from petroleum by-products. But because they are by-products, nobody is
importing extra oil to make Green'N'Pack Eco Friendly Bags. They're just using something that used to be considered waste and
Green'N'Pack bags use any recycled plastic in their bags? if so, what percentage of recycled plastic is used?
Yes. They incorporate inline recycled plastics to achieve a 20 percent recycled content in Green'N'Pack Eco Friendly Bags.
They choose not to incorporate recycled plastic from sources distant from their manufacturing plant because the extra fuel used to transport that
recycled material would actually increase our carbon footprint, making our bags less eco-friendly. They are more interested in doing the right thing for
the planet than in boosting their recycled content percentage just to appear more green.
What is Controlled-Life Technology?
Within the controlled safe service life, Green 'N' Pack eco friendly bags will turn into a material that has a completely different
molecular structure that is bio-assimilated in the open environment, similar to the decompotition of a leaf.
the conclusion of the controlled safe service life, Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags will turn into a material that has a completely different molecular
structure that is bio-assimilated in the open environment, similar to the decomposition of a leaf.
How do you control the safe service life of Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags?
Green’N’PackEco Friendly plastic products are made from controlled-life plastic. After the plastic controlled-life span, the bio-assimilation
process of Green’N’PackEco Friendly Bags will start. They can predict the timing by using a nifty trick called the ARRhenius Equation. Basically,
this equation, developed in the late 19th Century, lets us accurately determine the rate of a chemical reaction depending upon ambient temperature. In
other words, they use an old but very accurate math equation to help them know how quickly the chemical reaction of decomposition will begin for a
given material. To control the timing of that decomposition, they control the precise composition of the plastic material they use.
The evidence shows that over 60% mineralization takes place in a laboratory test in two years, and complete bio-assimilation of Green’N’Pack
Eco Friendly Bags by 100% will take up to four years. This is comparable with nature’s wastes. Straw,for example, would take about 10 years to
mineralize under the same conditions.
How do Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags decompose or break down?
Green’N’PackEco Friendly products are designed to turn plastic into a material that has a completely different molecular structure that is
bio-assimilated in the open environment, similar to the decomposition of a leaf. Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags are NOT traditional biodegradable
bags because when traditional biodegradable bags decompose in compost facility, they release methane. Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags are
made from controlled-life plastic that are designed to decompose in a short period of time unlike conventional plastic bags and without releasing
Will Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags transform its molecular structure and begin to decompose if they happened to be thrown away
in the ocean right after they were made? Will they endanger sea creatures for another 24 months because their safe service life is controlled?
No. In rivers, lakes and oceans, Green’N’PackEco Friendly Bags will float on the surface, where they are oxidized with consequent
fragmentation and biodegradation. Conditions in the ocean are ideal for Green’N’PackEco Friendly Bags to begin degrading. There is oxygen and
ultraviolet light on the surface, there are sufficient micro-organisms, and the wind and waves subject the material to stress. The process of
bio-assimilation for the Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags will actually speed up under these conditions, so even if the controlled safe service life is 24
months, in fact, they will not float on the surface for 24 months.
There have been many reports over the past 20 years of plastic wastes floating in the ocean currents and of consequent damage to sea mammals
that ingest them by mistake as food. In other reports, mammals have become entangled in some forms of packaging and in particular by netting from
fishing vessels. These plastics have not been identified but are almost certainly produced using the traditional procedures of the polymer industries.
Therefore, the more Green’N’PackEco Friendly Bags are produced, chances are good that we can actually reduce the size of our “Ocean Garbage
Where did they get this idea of controlled-life plastics?
The idea of the Green'N'Pack eco-friendly bags originated when the founder observed the "paid" plastic carrier
bags flying on the tree and realize plastic ban cannnot resolve the plastic litter problem. She thought "there should be a better way of using
plastic.", and hence Green'N'Pack were born.
- Traditional biodegradable bags are renewable corn-based, however, they might contribute to the problem of world food shortage due to
farmers devote more effort in growing high economic value products. Green'N'Pack bags are bags from the "by-product"
during oil-refining process, we utlize the leftover value on the by-product which if we are not going to use it, it will be wasted. (note 1)
- Some of the traditional biodegradable bags break down too quickly and leak, whereas Green'N'Pack bags are make with 24
months safe service life and thus they are as reusable and recyclable as conventional bags. The conventional bags will last upto 400 years which
create problem. (note 2)
- Traditional biodegradable bags only decompose in commercial compost facility that requires certain temperature level, microbe, and humidity.
Whereas Green'N'Pack bags are designed to turn plastic into a material that has a completely different molecular structure so that is
bio-assimilated in the open environment, similar to the decomposition of a leaf. (note 3)
- If people want to mechanically recycle or reuse Green'N'Pack bags during their useful life (usually at least 18 months), then that is
practicable, and they cost very little if anything more than conventional products. Traditional biodegradable bags cannot be recycled (note 4,5)
Reduce Landfill Waste
Their products are designed not to pollute the Earth with plastic litter, toxic residue and methane.
Will Green'N'Pack Eco Friendly Bags breakdown in a landfill?
Let us divide the plastic controlled-life into two phases. In the first phase which we call it the plastic controlled-life span, the Green’N’Pack
controlled-life technology formulation will start to work with the oxygen in the environment from the moment the raw film is made. In this phase, the
oxidation starts but isn’t detectable by the human eye and does not affect product performance.
In the second phase, the controlled-life formula begins to break the molecular chains so that the Green’N’Pack bags are no longer plastic.
Green’N’Pack bags do not just become fragments, but are consumed in the second phase by bacteria and fungi, permitting living micro-organisms to
access the carbon and hydrogen released.. This process continues until Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags have bio-assimilated to nothing more than
CO2, water, and biomass, leaving no fragments of petro-polymers.
Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags are NOT intended to become bio-assimilated deep in a landfill because they require oxygen to complete their
transformation. But under the anaerobic conditions deep in a landfill, our bags become inert fragments and do not emit methane.
In most cases, during the first phase of plastic controlled-life, Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags are already oxidized by atmospheric oxygen.
Therefore, even when they go into a landfill, they break apart over time and allow trash to compost and decay more efficiently, thus increasing the life
span of the landfill. Their bags blend naturally with compost, and allow debris to break down more quickly.
Safety & Plastics
All of their products are extensively evaluated for toxicity and safety and comply with applicable quality and safety regulations.
Green'N'Pack Brand products can be used with confidence when label directions are followed.
Can food be stored in Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags? Can food safely touch the plastic?
Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags are compliant with applicable FDA regulations for food contact. The products are formulated using a
polyethylene base resin that meets the requirements of FDA Code of Federal Regulations Chapter, 21, Section177.1520 (olefin polymers).
Additives used in the Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags formulation are also approved for use in food contact applications.
What specifically is used as an additive to cause Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags to break down? Assuming the additive is some type
of metal salts, are they safe?
Yes. The transition metal salt used as catalysts in Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags are widely distributed in agricultural soils and taken up
by the foods that humans eat, and in drinking water. Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags contain manganese as the essential trace elements as catalyst
metal salt. The average intake from food and drinking water is 0.16 milligrams per day. The amount of transition metal salt available to plants from
common soils is very much greater than could be produced from Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags in the soil and is much higher than can be
absorbed by plants. Additives used in the Green’N’Pack Eco Friendly Bags formulation are approved for use in food contact applications.
About Green 'N' Pack Eco Friendly Bags
Their story - together we can do better
Green'N'Pack is created and owned by a group of housewives that enjoy teaching their neighbors how to live a little greener.
Therefore, they create the real affordable and eco-conscious choice - Green'N'Pack eco-friendly bags. These bags are designed to
become bio-assimilated after their safe service life, unlike some biodegradable choices that will release methane when they degrade.
live in an important and critical time in Earth’s history. As the planet becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, it is our responsibility to come
to the Earth’s defense. Our world hosts a magnificent diversity of cultures and lifestyles, but we are all one human family, one worldwide community
with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature and a love for this planet we
all call home.
We can all make an affordable and conscious choice.
Go Green Simply! - They are committed to greening their planet by creating innovative products at a great value for their
Eco Friendly Bags - Their “plastic” bags are designed to break down like natural organic matter. By engineering the material
on a molecular level, their bags will decompose in an open environment, much like a leaf will.
Their products utilize the only technology available to replace traditional plastics with earth-friendly bags at little to no extra cost.
“Eco Friendly” isn’t just biodegradable.
Other biodegradable bags on the market release methane gas, a major contributor to greenhouse gases, when they break down. Methane
is traps 21 times the heat that carbon dioxide does! Their products are designed not to pollute the Earth with plastic litter, toxic residue or
Greening our planet one bag at a time
It may be just one step in our effort to restore the balance of Mother Earth, but they think it's a good start.
Fully tested and certified
They sell eco-friendly products that feature controlled-life plastics technology fully tested and certified by OPA.
Reusable & Recyclable
Their Eco Friendly Bags are just as durable and reusable as traditional plastic bags. They can even be recycled. The difference shows up
once you’re done with them.