how funny! i was going to hunt up the ol' "green bags" thread this week and report back: actual field test! though weird non-green bag brand, so kind of a bust overall.
my bf used to work as a writer/tech support for some hippie new age magnets & herbs kind of catalog company (don't ask...he manages a movie theater now, which is far easier to explain), and occasionally still does go in to fix something on their computer system. one night about 2 months ago, he came home with a blue box of large size ziploc baggies and told me they were for all my produce. i said i was all excited and had wanted to try the green bags, and he told me they weren't the same thing at all. they're some korean product (which is why i can't give you the brand name - not a lick of english anywhere on the package!) that is the same idea with a different method. the green bags are supposed to absorb ethylene oxide, the gas given off by ripening veggies; thusly if you absorb/neutralize it, you slow that ripening -> rot thing down. these bags are instead (according to him, since i don't read korean, lol) some sort of antibacterial bag. they are AMAZING. packages of the trimmed & washed broccoli last for up to 2 weeks without the cut stems rotting. delicate little heads of leaf lettuce from the farmer's market (i.e., purchased at an unrefrigerated stand, so they hadn't been treated gently!) lasted over a week. packages of shredded veggies, like carrots or broccoli or cabbage (i take salad for lunch to work every day, so i have a lot of ready-to-use veggies on hand at all times) stay crispy & fresh tasting, and don't turn grey or slimy on cut edges.
oh, great! i was going to take a picture for you, and the box had a website!!!
can't vouch at all for the truth of the antibacterial claims, but these ones DO actually work to keep my veggies much fresher for much longer!
: oh, wow, that website link renders in korean characters... if it doesn't work for ya, go to ecleanaid.com and click the link at the top right for english...