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Reversozip Plastic Bag

Reusable, reversible, zippible food-storage bag
 
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If you’ve ever washed and reused a Ziploc® bag, you’ve probably found that the washing-drying process is more effective with the bag inside-out. Furthermore, if you’re like me, when it’s time to put the bag back in the drawer, you don’t bother to rereverse it (that is, turn it outside-out.) Consequently, the next time you have some leftovers to put away, you grab a bag, throw the food in, try to zip it up and find that the bag is still inside-out, damn it.

I propose a plastic bag that you can zip up regardless of which way out it is.

The zipper is of the Ziploc® Easy Zipper™ sort (with the little slidy thing (see link)) but with two graspable tabs -- like on a sleeping bag -- allowing operation from either side*.

The bag is also made of extra-heavy-duty plastic, allowing it to be washed and reused up to 10000 times.

*In theory, a person could get inside and zip himself in, so there is a slight suffocation hazard for very small children.

AO, Nov 10 2003

Ziploc® Easy Zipper http://ziploc.com/easy.asp
Like this, but accessible from both sides [AO, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       there are bags that just have (3?) little rigid plastic grooves that lock into each other. that would be easier surely to reverse. nice idea AO.
po, Nov 10 2003
  

       cross contamination is not good idea imho -TS
Tom_Servo, Oct 27 2011
  
      
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