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ISO Cheap, pref. free, plastic containers

Postby pengyou » 05 May 2012, 12:48

I have only been in Taiwan for 4 months but have already come to the conclusion that every dry, powdery substance has to be put in some kind of air tight container. So..I am looking for a source of cheap or free plastic containers. By free I mean that if I buy some product, the product usually comes packed in a reusable plastic container - just as margarine used to.
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Re: ISO Cheap, pref. free, plastic containers

Postby Dragonbones » 06 May 2012, 11:10

Buy some freezer-weight ziplocks (any grocery, Costco, etc.), and some dessicant packets (any DIY baking shop; see sticky in Food section). Inexpensive (e.g. 8-10NT) plastic boxes that seal area also available at the latter.
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Re: ISO Cheap, pref. free, plastic containers

Postby Icon » 06 May 2012, 12:05

I have a collection of Lock n' Lock containers precisely for that reason. If it is not mold, then it's ants/roaches/bugs (especially rice) and then, as Dragonbones said, use secant packets.
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