Tualatin, OR (Aug. 21, 2012) – According to EPA estimates, each year over 3,960,000 tons of plastic bags, sacks and wraps are manufactured. It is also estimated that 90 percent of these plastics end up in our landfills. Now, there is a simple way to prevent some of this waste and save money by using the Washy Wonder to clean and re-use plastic bags of all sizes. This simple system turns any household dishwasher into a bag cleaning and sanitizing solution that will save money and help protect our environment.

“It seemed like such a waste to use a freezer bag or sandwich bag one time and then toss it in the trash,” said Valerie Hoy, President of Washy Wonder. “So I started thinking about ways that I could clean and safely re-use these perfectly good bags and before long I was experimenting with ways to clean them in the dishwasher. And thus was born the Washy Wonder.”

The Washy Wonder is a simple and effective way to clean plastic bags in a household dishwasher. The system consists of two small paddle shaped pieces that slide over the prongs used to hold dishes on a dishwasher’s rack. With the Washy Wonder installed a plastic bag simply slides over the paddles which hold the bag open so that spray from the dishwasher can clean and sanitize the bags inside and out.

The Washy Wonder can hold everything from snack size to sandwich size to gallon size plastic bags by moving the paddles farther apart or closer together. The paddles are constructed with specially slotted ends that will fit over both straight and angled dishwasher rack prongs and are made from non-toxic food grade polypropylene.

“The Washy Wonder takes up no space and can be left in the dishwasher even when not in use,” added Hoy. “This makes it very easy to pop a dirty bag in the dishwasher after use. It may seem like a small thing, but when you think about the number of bags you use in a year it really does add up to a significant savings both money wise and for the environment.”

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