It's the most nostalgic. There were no plastic bag

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Nostalgia: there were no plastic bags at that time. We bought things like this

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core tip: let's push our eyes further to the "past" and nostalgia together - when plastic bags were not popular, what did we use to "package" goods when we bought things

[China Packaging News] let's look further to the "past" and nostalgia together - when plastic bags were not popular, what did we use to "package" goods when we bought things

memories of old Changzhou: without plastic bags, "packaging" can be described as diverse.

Ji Quanbao is an old Changzhou and a well-known folklore scholar in our city. Under his brush, he has vividly displayed many shopping scenes of old Changzhou

Ji Quanbao told that the popularity of plastic bags should be at least after the mid-1980s. Previously, although there was already plastic, it was very precious because of its low output and high price, and it was mostly used for industrial products. It was not until with the development of economy that plastic became more and more popular that plastic bags appeared. And with the progress of production technology, there are more and more kinds of plastic bags

Ji Quanbao said that when there are no plastic bags, people will not directly "hold things with their hands". Common shopping packages or appliances can be described as diverse, including bamboo baskets, bags, Pu Bao bags, heads, iron or enamel bowls and basins. The biggest problem in use is that it is inconvenient to carry and needs to be cleaned after use. Relatively speaking, plastic bags are used more and more frequently because of their simplicity, ease of use, waterproof and moisture-proof characteristics

from Ji Quanbao's "old Changzhou" picture, we can see that at that time, when people bought vegetables, they directly "naked" into the basket

to buy fried dough sticks, which is also directly put into a clean basket

collective memory 1: when going to the vegetable market, they must carry a bamboo basket, straw rope and paper are auxiliary

in the memory of people over 40 years old, before the 1980s, carrying a bamboo basket was the "standard" for buying vegetables in the vegetable market, and on the stall, Stall owners often have straw ropes and newspaper sheets

for example, in a meat stall, after cutting the meat, the stall owner poked a hole in the meat with a hook scale, weighed the weight, pulled out a straw rope, neatly perforated the knot ring, threw it into the bamboo basket carried by housewives, and waited for money. Some stall owners sell minced meat, which is wrapped in lotus leaves in a rectangular shape and tied with straw ropes. One piece is half a kilogram, or wrapped with oil paper. If necessary, wrap it with newspapers and throw it into the basket

it's also very convenient to buy fish. After choosing, the stall owner takes a thick straw rope, some of which are lifted from the fish mouth through the fish gills, some of which are dug through a hole in the fish's lower lip with their fingers, lifted through the hole with a straw rope, and weighed with a hook scale. Regardless of the water on the fish, put it in the basket, and then take two newspapers to wrap it. At first, it was fine, but it didn't take long for the newspaper to get wet, which would smoke the other vegetables next to it with a fishy smell

when buying vegetables, the stall owner directly tied them with straw rope according to a certain weight, took them and left. Ginger and mushrooms are packed in paper bags and weighed with a pan scale


collective memory 2: there was no supermarket at that time, and most food was wrapped in paper

in people's collective memory, at that time, electronic universal experimental machine: electronic universal experimental machine is a new generation of double space microcomputer controlled electronic universal experimental machine specially designed for colleges and universities and scientific research institutes. There is no supermarket yet, while there is a scale on the candy counter of non-staple food store, next to which is a stack of paper bags, Next to the paper bag was a bundle of brown twine balls. The salesperson first uses a small shovel to put sugar into a paper bag. After weighing it, he directly wants to eat, and then gives the paper bag to the customer. If you want to wrap it up and take it away, take it down, fold the mouth of the bag, and then "tie it up" with a string. After that, wrap it in a circle so that your fingers can go through it and take it easily

fried goods counters such as melon seeds can use paper bags or paper cut into the size of the palm of a square adult's hand. When weighing, fold the three corners of the paper together to make it look like a triangle bag. If you buy it and eat it directly, the fourth corner will not be folded down, put your hand into the triangle bag and take it out. If you don't eat it directly, fold the fourth corner in large quantities to stabilize the production capacity. If you don't have enough, tie it with a rope and carry it away. At that time, when I went to the movies, I often saw young girls holding two paper triangle bags, one for putting melon seeds and the other for spitting out melon seed shells

in the mid-1980s, a portable tool - pocket also appeared. At that time, it seemed that canned sugar water in glass bottles appeared, which was the most common and most dignified gift for visiting relatives and friends and patients. It's inconvenient to hold it by hand and it's easy to slip off. It's stacked up and down and fixed with a pocket. It's easy to carry and it's not easy to fall

memory: 35 years ago, it was not easy to buy shrimp cakes and ask for more paper

I was born in the late 1970s. One of the things I liked to do as a child was to go to Zhongshan Gate vegetable market with my mother. Helping my mother carry the basket can get the praise of "being really sensible", and can also eat a piece of shrimp cake to satisfy my hunger when buying vegetables. Therefore, as soon as my mother says to go to the vegetable market, I will definitely follow

it was around 1983. A shrimp cake stall opened in the alley next to Zhongshan Gate vegetable market. Delicious shrimp cakes soon became my favorite. The shrimp cake just fried is very hot. The stall owner is an old man. His fingers are very rough. He can only wrap 1/4 shrimp cakes with a small thin yellow paper. He should have adapted. He put the tissue paper in my hand with his fingers, but my little hand was so hot that he couldn't hold it at all

I begged the stall owner to give me another one several times. Sometimes the stall owner gave it very readily. Sometimes I didn't know how busy the people in line were and didn't hear it. I still deliberately didn't want to give it, but I had to throw it to my mother to take it. When I get older, I'll learn to exchange shrimp cake paper with my left and right hands like acrobatics, and keep blowing on the shrimp cake. It's easy to take it when it's a little cooler

however, the thin paper was soaked in oil after a while, which made my hands full of oil and I couldn't hold it stably. Sometimes, if you don't play well, the shrimp cake slides directly to the ground. You will carefully pick it up and chew the upward side off. Of course, after eating, the paper ends are thrown away

when I was a child, as a reward for good performance, I bought sugar. At that time, my parents took me to Shaoshan non-staple food store, laodafang non-staple food store and other time-honored brands

buying sugar at that time was like the illustration of Zhang binggui, a salesperson in the candy cabinet of Beijing department store in the primary school Chinese textbook. There was a small scale on the stage and a stack of paper bags beside it. Of course, the salesperson didn't have Zhang binggui's ability. He played with it for a while before giving me the paper bag containing sugar. Dad was strict with him. He couldn't move on the road. He could only eat it at home. At that time, holding this sugar bag was like holding Jin Yuanbao, and ran home with drooling water

old people's memory: go to buy fried dough sticks and wear a chopstick home

interviewed a number of elderly people over the age of 60 in Zhongshan Gate vegetable market, garden vegetable market, machinery new village and xixinqiao new village. They recalled their shopping experience in the 1950s and 1960s, which was similar to what they saw in childhood, but the utensils at that time were more primitive

old lady sun of xixinqiao new village said that when buying fried dough sticks, her family always wears them directly with a chopstick, and sometimes they don't even use chopsticks. Instead, find a narrow bamboo stick or other kinds of sticks, and wear them directly after washing. Chopsticks will definitely not be thrown away, like bamboo sticks. Some frugal people are reluctant to throw them away and save them for reuse next time. Some grow bamboo in their own homes or relatives' homes, which is "disposable"

buying hemp cakes is a hard tool made of straw. Stack them one by one, take them and go. To buy bean pancakes, you use a cattail bag, a bag made of straw, which is waterproof and moisture-proof, and you don't have to be afraid of spilling it after it is packed

Zhang Lao said more than ever before, which made degradable plastics still in the promotion stage. She remembered that tofu was tender tofu at that time, which could be packed in enamel cups if you bought less, and in lunch boxes if you bought more. The biggest problem is inconvenient to hold

at that time, when you go shopping, you get a big basket at the vegetable market and a big cloth pocket at the grocery store. Wrap everything you want with paper and tie it with ropes, and then put it into the big basket or big cloth pocket one by one. Live like this day after day until plastic bags appear. You can go to the vegetable market or supermarket empty handed

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