Delivery bags can be easily be seen as simple plastic bags. At first glance, it can be seen as a normal storage unit without any fancy bells and whistles. However, this is not the case. This storage unit designed for carrying mostly food has some key factors to make it fit for the job.
Here are some quick FAQS about Delivery Bags.
Delivery Bags are Designed to be Tamper Evident
One of the most important factors when it comes to the food industry, whether it’s a restaurant or supermarket goods is that food items should be packed in a direct and honest kind of packaging that will not compromise the customer’s safety. This kind of packaging is called tamper-evident; this means that the package has an obvious way of telling the customer that the item has been tampered with.
Tamper evident designs come in different forms, it can come in the forms of adhesives, labels, and color indicators. This kind of direct and informative kind of packaging works really well in food items and especially in delivery bags. It is important to note that delivery has a unique kind of scope when it comes to food.
Delivery bags have to go through the process of delivery, this means that the customer has to wait for their food or item to be delivered. The process of trusting the delivery to be smooth and safe is one thing, but seeing the item’s packaging is another. A tamper-evident delivery bag can tell the whole story of the delivery.
Delivery Bags are Adaptive and Well Ventilated
Food requires a certain amount of delicacy and flexibility. This is because food can come in different forms, it can be solid, liquid, and sometimes somewhere in between. Add in the fact that some food requires some ventilation to make sure that the food won’t spoil.
This means that food requires packaging that can house its volatility without any causing problems. This is also why the engineering of food packaging has been very important to make sure that food is safe for consumption. However, the basic food package has seen some problems when it comes to delivery.
Plastic bags are the default plastic storage unit in everyone’s minds. It's easy to find, affordable, and reusable. However, a normal plastic bag doesn’t have the same qualities as a delivery bag. Delivery bags are designed to be food grade and lightweight.They are also sturdy, stretchy, and breathable to accommodate bigger items, and to ensure ventilation.
Some Delivery Bags are Designed with Temperature Regulation
Temperature-dependent food such as ice cream and really hot soups are some of the hardest food items to store. As mentioned above, food can become different states and its packaging needs to accommodate such volatility. However, a normal delivery bag won’t be able to provide the specific temperature that some foods require, and also normal delivery bags are designed to give food items some ventilation that may cause some temperature imbalance further causing problems.
This is why there are delivery bags that can handle temperature-dependent food. This means that cold food can stay cold while hot can stay hot. Delivery bags designed to store hot food use pads that can radiate a certain amount of heat to keep food warm while delivery bags designed to store cold food has cold insulating materials to stop heat from generating.
Eco-Friendly Delivery Bags
As much as everyone wants a clean delivery system, sometimes accidents will happen. From improper food handling or a big bump on the road, food items can spill inside the delivery bag. So, what happens to contaminated delivery bags? Since it’s plastic it’s easy to assume that recycling it is easy right?
Wrong, some recycling companies and states have different rules when it comes to recycling plastic items with food contamination. This is why eco-friendly delivery bags are made. Eco-friendly bags are made of biodegradable material that can mimic the flexibility of delivery bags without the problems of food contamination. And since they are biodegradable, they are within the guidelines of recycling companies to properly recycle the bags without worrying about the problems of recycling with food contamination.
However, eco-friendly delivery bags usually cost more than plastic-based delivery bags. This is why eco-friendly delivery bags are not the norm when it comes to food service.
Delivery Bags are Reliable Plastic Bags for Reuse
Having listed some of the benefits of delivery bags, it’s easy to see that delivery bags have more advantages than normal plastic bags. With the advancements of its design for optimal customer service, the delivery bags are also best for normal everyday use. This is especially useful to those who keep plastic bags as storage units.
With its more flexible and accommodating design, it’s easy for families to use this as a reusable storage unit for lunches, picnics, and other food events. If the tamper-evident design is reusable, then it’s a great way to add a layer of protection for one’s lunch. Tamper evident designs are perfect for keeping one’s lunch safe from the prying eyes of their office mates.
Since the delivery bags are made to handle food, it is certain that it’s BPA-free and is food grade by default. BPA is a major concern when it comes to plastics since they contribute to a lot of health problems. From hormone imbalance to hypertension, BPA is a big problem in the plastic world. Also, being food grade secures the safety of everyone since the plastic won’t have any toxic reactions with food. Being food grade and BPA free is the perfect combination when it comes to plastics. To know more about BPA and a good grade, check out this article.
Delivery Bags, Truly Deliver!
Delivery Bags are in their own way a class of their own. A plastic bag with a bigger purpose, and with a bigger responsibility to carry. As the food industry grows, so will the delivery bags.