Sunday, June 12, 2011

a green idea

this is too good an idea not to share.....
Seal Plastic Bags with Old Bottle Caps

WHAT A GREAT IDEA.!!  NO MORE TWIST TIES OR RUBBER  BANDS. This method is WATER PROOF AND AIR TIGHT. The guy who first thought of the idea should be given an award for originality!!!

Cut up a disposible water bottle & keep the neck & top, as in the photo.

Insert the plastic bag thru the neck & screw the top to seal.

The bag is made to be air-tight, such that water will not
leak, the secret lies with the top & screw cap.This
is a great idea to share. Good for us and the
environment too. Zip-top bags are great, but sometimes
you buy something in bulk and you're stuck with an
unsealable bag. Home-centric blog Re-Nest shows us
an easy way to give these bags an airtight seal with an
old water bottle. All you need to do is cut off the top of
the bottle and take off the cap. Push the bag through
the bottle neck, fold it over the edges, and twist the cap
back on. Now, your bag has an air and water tight seal,
and you didn't have to waste the bag.

**thanks, KC, for the email**
PS. my opinion is that to prolong the lifespan of the plastic bag, you seal it closer to the open end at the beginning, & as the contents are used up, you reseal it further & further away from the open end.


iml said...

Indeed an innovative idea.

Yvonne Foong said...

Hmmm.... the only time I need a zip bag is when I am bringing liquid into aircraft cabins.

fibrate said...

Ho ho that's pure genius. The troublesome part is cutting the plastic bottle, I think

ilene said...

Thanks for sharing DOC! Ingenious!

doc said...


true, some of the most innovative ideas are also the simple ones.

doc said...


unfortunately, i don't think this bottle-cap sealed bag is going to get you thru inspection at the airport.

doc said...


that's where a sharp scissors will come in handy. also, the sharp edges of the cut bottle may need to be taped to prevent injury.

doc said...


it's an idea too good not to be shared!

Adino said...

Great idea!

doc said...


it should fascinate a gadget-guy like you!