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Hefty zipper bags take flight

Hefty(R) OneZip(R) brand bags are teaming with the nation's airports to keep airline passengers on schedule, and hopefully, on time. Pactiv Corp. ( has announced that it's offering more than 1 million of the clear, 1-qt slider zipper bags free to airport passengers across the U.S. to help keep passenger traffic flowing through security checkpoints. The company says it hopes the bags will help passengers comply with the new U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) 3-1-1 carry-on guidelines for air travel. The 3-1-1 initiative allows liquid or gel toiletries, 3 oz or less in volume, to be stored inside a quart-sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag—one bag per passenger.

"Many holiday travelers have purchased Hefty OneZip bags to pack their carry-on toiletries, but others may not yet be aware of the 3-1-1 carry-on guidelines," says John Schwab, senior vp and general manager of Hefty Consumer Products. "Our goal is to help travelers comply with the guidelines by offering the bags for toiletries, enabling them and other travelers to zip through airport security checkpoints."

Airports participating in the slider bag program include: Atlanta; Baltimore; Chicago (O'Hare and Midway); Cincinnati; Columbus; Denver; Detroit; Houston (George Bush); Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Memphis; Miami; Nashville; New York (LaGuardia and JFK); Phoenix; Portland; Raleigh-Durham; Sacramento; San Diego; Seattle; Washington, DC; and many more. The film bags feature an easy-to-use slider that closes in one simple step, without pinching, pressing or lining up the tracks. Just slide the bag closed.

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