Biohazard bags are specifically suited for the transport of biological waste and/or product. Regular ziplock bags, on the other hand, can be used for practically anything – storing jewelry, packing sandwiches, or protecting your collectibles. So, in what ways are biohazard bags mistakenly used in the placement of ziplock bags?
The Sole Purpose of Biohazard Bags
If you aren’t transporting or storing any biological material then the use of biohazard bags isn’t necessarily required. Doctors, lab workers and researchers use these bags to help other professionals know the contents of a specific biohazard bag.
Most of these biohazard bag contain specialized areas that can be written on to further specify the contents of the bag. While there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with storing jewelry in a biohazard bag, it can definitely look awkward to anyone who sees it – plus, you’ll end up spending a bit more money than you needed to! In short, don’t use biohazard bags unless you are shipping biological waste or product.
The Wonders of Ziplock Bags
With that being said, never transport biological waste in a regular ziplock bag. This would defeat the purpose of safely transporting the contents in the bag. While regular ziplock bags are great for all kinds of reasons, they aren’t effective at warning people about potentially dangerous biological material.
With that being said, you can use your ziplock bag in a variety of ways – to store your collectibles (like cards, marbles, etc.) and to even pack your lunch or breakfast for an on-the-go situation (like a long road trip). Some people even like to use ziplock bags to help them keep track of the amount of calories they are consuming. They’ll essentially count the calories, place them in the bag, and they have pre-made meals for the next day!