Questions tagged [plastics]

Hacks related to cleaning, manipulating, or conserving plastics.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
57
votes
3answers
6k views

What is the best way to open clamshell packaging?

What is the best way to open thick clamshell packaging, like this: I usually use scissors, but it's difficult when the plastic is particularly thick or the item is oddly shaped.
14
votes
13answers
13k views

How to separate plastic grocery bags?

This is the worst nightmare of every man in the supermarket: opening a plastic grocery bag when you're in a hurry at the self service checkout and there are no helpful cashiers around to help you. And ...
9
votes
4answers
4k views

How to stabilize a loose/failing USB connection?

I always end up having a 'USB device not recognised' error while I fix my external harddisk to my laptop. Even a slight disturbance causes this error due to the weight of the disk, and I find it ...
6
votes
1answer
284 views

Reshape plastic containers

A lot of fruit, vegetables and meat come packed in plastic container boxes - often itself wrapped in further plastic, also bottled water comes in plastic bottles. I am wondering, is there a way to - ...
11
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I prevent the bin bag falling into the bin?

Further to my other bin-related woes, sometimes, when the bin* is getting full (but not overfull - there's still room in there), the edges of the bin bag will slip down, making it a disgusting job ...