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Reduce Reuse Recycle: New Michigan-Made BagSavr+ offers Unique Solution For Plastic Grocery Bags

January 31st, 2015 by Gabriel

Products That Work LLC along with Camcar Plastics in Michigan are providing a new solution for questions regarding plastic grocery bags.

Their new product, BagSavr+, offers benefits for consumers, retailers and the environment by promoting responsible re-use and supporting manufacturing in the USA.


As pointed out in this article from M-Live here, The company touts 170,000 plastic grocery bags have already been reused with their Michigan-made product. Most people already want to reduce waste and use resources wisely so the design of a versatile and user-friendly bag storage and reuse system was long overdue.  Read the full article here.

BagSavr+ with optional Hanger Bracket to mount anywhere

Hanger Bracket Attaches Anywhere.

The BagSavr+ has  patent pending and patented design features and convenient size which perfectly fits plastic bags and can be used mounted or free-standing.  The company reports online sales as well as numerous grocery, hardware, college and RV/Camping channels so far.

Inquires for wholesale retail sales can be made to Products That Work or by calling  1-800-248-3270


New BagSavr+ Has Redirected 160,000 Plastic Grocery Bags And Counting

January 9th, 2015 by Gabriel

West Michigan manufacturer and a new startup company, Products That Work LLC,  has already made a sizable impact in the re-use of plastic bags.


Ergonomic design perfectly fits and stores plastic grocery bags

Since the initial launch of it’s new BagSavr+ container in the summer of 2013, already over 160,000 plastic grocery bags have been saved and reused. See the patented design and get yours HERE.  Also on Amazon PRIME HERE.

Products That Work LLC and Camcar Plastics Inc,  have been making steady progress marketing their new BagSavr+ patented container for reusing plastic grocery bags with sales online, in grocery, college, hardware and RV markets.

“We are really just getting started and ramping up distribution into retail outlets, but even with the small exposure already achieved, our customers have already reused 160,000 bags, and saved approximately $20,000 with the reduced need for garbage bags!” Says Courtney Gust, partner in Products That Work, LLC. “While these numbers are still small compared to the quantity of bags being produced and used each month in the USA, It is still makes a significant impact and it shows the potential that widespread distribution will make.   Most people are working to develop habits of saving and reusing already and stats show that 90% of people already reuse these bags whenever possible. We’re just giving them a product that makes it easy.” The company’s manufacturing capacity will allow for millions of bags to be saved and reused across the USA and around the world as distribution builds and people become aware of this new design.

BagSavr+ is made in West Michigan at family-owned Camcar Plastics, Inc.

Owners of Camcar Plastics Inc, of Muskegon Michigan, Courtney and Teri Gust along with their son Carter, pose for a photo in front of one of the machines producing BagSavr+

The company’s estimates of approximately 6,000 bags being saved each week (totaling 160,000* and counting) are conservative. Those estimates are based on an average of only 2 bags per week being used, per BagSavr.  Some studies have found that most households use an average 2 to 3 kitchen trash bags each week so it’s likely that plastic grocery bags would be reused even more because they are a smaller size. Those re-use numbers continue to rise as more and more people purchase BagSavr’s and begin using them.

BagSavr+ patented design is made specifically for reusing plastic grocery bags and locks them into place so they won’t fall down in. The solid base contains spills while the Hanger Bracket Kit and handle make it easy to attach, remove and clean.

Easy to take with you and easy to clean. Storage pocket stores 10 extra bags

Easy to Take With You and Easy to Clean
Storage Pocket holds 10 Extra Bags Right Where You Need Them!spills while the handle and Hanger Bracket Kit allow consumers to attach, remove and clean the it easily.

The company focuses a lot on the green aspects of bag reuse, but at the same time wants to recognize the cost savings customers enjoy.  By reusing the grocery bags people already have in their homes and not buying kitchen trash bags,  people are saving $50 per year** or more.  It’s not a life-changing amount but pretty still great that a  simple USA-made product that sells for $14.99 can help everyday people save $50 each year while also reducing waste.

Retailers interested in BagSavr+ may contact Products That Work HERE for information on wholesale pricing, store displays and more.

Products That Work, LLC

*Number of bags reused is  based on average BagSavr+ using just 2 plastic grocery bags per week

** Based on average cost of a kitchen garbage bag at $.40 ea, with an average of 2.5 trash bags being used each week.


Hot New Pet Gift Ideas From PTW Have Gone To The Animals!

December 17th, 2014 by Gabriel

Products That Work, expands it’s product offerings this winter with new Michigan made gift ideas for the animal lover in us all!

For those of us with adventurous hearts and chapped lips, the new patented Llama Lips ‘Year of the Llama’ lip balm gift pack!

LLslider-PageHeadBanner Llama Lips lip balm in 4 great flavors with the exclusive patented lip balm clip. Made with natural and organic ingredients, PTW set out to make sure you ‘Don’t Lose Your Lips’ by keeping your lip balm safely clipped on your key chain, purse, back pack or belt loop. With 4 awesome flavors and style to match, Llama Lips is quickly becoming the must-have lip balm for athletes, students and everyone else who has ever lost their lip balm.  Now available on Amazon HERE !

And now for your actual pets, the Felines Only Puuuuurrrrfect Cat Dish!

Next, for your actual pets, Felines Only, Puuurfect Cat Dish eliminates messes and keeps Fido out of the cat’s food!  The Felines Only covered cat dish allows you to keep your cat food and water safely away from your dogs with the patented hood and cat-only design deters dogs from getting into the cat food… Saving money, messes and your dog’s health. unnamed-2This new Michigan made dish is designed by a Veterinarian just for felines to keep spills and smells to a minimum, is dishwasher safe Cat Food Odors In And Spills To A Minimum. The unique, patented designed hood that keeps dogs out of the cat food. This dish works for both cat food and water.  It also comes with rubber pads and double stick tape to help make sure it won’t tip over.

We’ve tested it in our own PTW animal house and it works awesome!

Check it out on Amazon Here!

BagSavr+ for reusing plastic grocery bags makes yard and litter box clean up EASY!

clean up BagSavr+ for pet waste takes care of cleaning up after Whiskers and Roofus by making it easy to reuse your plastic grocery bags with the patented design you can take with you to the yard, litter box and everywhere in between.  This pet-poop-pail has a built in handle and locks in the grocery bags so they wont slip out of place.  Feel free to ‘double bag’ if needed…They’re free!!

Bagsavr+ has a built-in handle and locks bags into place for easy doggie yard clean up

BagSavr+ in the yard for doggie clean up

Save money and reduce waste by reusing all your plastic grocery bags.  Check out BagSavr+ patented design features here and see how easy it is to manage all your pet waste with BagSavr+.  This Michigan made product helps promote responsible bag reuse while saving your money!  It also works great with biodegradable and compostable bags. You can also order BagSavr+ on HERE!

Easy to take with you and easy to clean!  Storage pocket also stores 10 extra bags!

Easy to Take With You and Easy to Clean
Storage Pocket holds 10 Extra Bags Right Where You Need Them!

Fox TV Shows The Solution For Plastic Grocery Bags

September 17th, 2014 by Gabriel

Imagine an invention that millions of people can use everyday that helps them save money while reducing consumption. Michigan inventor Gabriel Beversluis has launched the new Michigan made BagSavr+ for reusing all those plastic grocery bags.

Fox TV in West Michigan Gives a shout out to BagSavr+ and encourages everyone to join in and reuse all those plastic bags.  BagSavr+ is made to fit standard plastic bags and also biodegradable and compostable bags such as BioBags ( Shown in this segment)  which are perfect for added environmental benefit.

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Watch the video on FOX 17 here-

BagSavr+ is available online and in select grocery and hardware stores.  Products That Work, LLC is also talking with college campus stores and pet stores as well.


June 2014, BagSavr+ for Grocery Bags awarded patent by USPTO

July 3rd, 2014 by Gabriel

BagSavr+  Granted it’s First Patent on June 3, 2014

Patent # D.706,511 is titled “Combined Bag Recycler And Holder” and covers the design aspects of Products That Work llc’s new re-use system for plastic grocery bags .


“We worked very hard to think of everything while designing the BagSavr+.” Says Gabriel Beversluis of Products That Work, LLC., “We looked at every product on the market for storing and reusing plastic grocery bags and came up with ways to make them work better, look better and be more versatile. We were not just making a trash can, we designed a system that people can use in every room of the house, in their cars, dorm rooms, RV’s and even retirement homes.”

“My motivation was to find a way to use these bags and get the big ugly trash can out of my kitchen.” Says Beverlsuis,  “As I looked at my own collection of used grocery bags and wanted to find a better way to make good use of these bags in order to save money and help reduce waste through re-use.

“I searched in vain to find an existing product that would work the way I wanted. Since I could not find a good solution I decided to make my own. Initially I made 2 prototypes by forming sheets of plastic into a container that could be mounted on my cabinet doors. It worked so well that about a month later we got rid of our regular garbage can and I realized that I had stumbled upon a design that really needed to be shared with the world. I joined with Products That Work and together we developed the BagSavr+ which is now being sold nationwide.”

Patented BagSavr+ stores and reuses all those plastic bags

Patented BagSavr+ Stores and Reuses all Those Plastic Bags in any Room

Today BagSavr+ is available at several grocery store chains, hardware stores and RV/camper distributors as well as online at and

Products That Work, LLC is a new product development company based in West Michigan that represents unique and innovative products into the marketplace. The company has several other new products in development currently with more to follow.

Innovation Divas’ Podcast Takes on Problem-Solving BagSavr+ for Plastic Bags

May 21st, 2014 by Gabriel

The Invention Divas, Dhana Cohen and Melinda Knight, invited inventor Gabriel Beversluis to appear on their weekly podcast which showcases the stories behind the hottest new products.

Gabriel discusses his vision for creating problem-solving products needed to make this world a nicer place to be.


Save your Plastic bags in any room with 8 colors and the sleek, eco-modern style!Melinda and Dhana know their innovative products and both of them love the  money savings and environmental benefits that BagSavr+ offers to consumers. This innovative design make it easy for everyone  to reuse the  billions of plastic grocery bags given out each year.

Watch the product video: here.

With it’s sleek, modern style and 8 designer colors, the Divas love both the eco-friendly aspects as well as the beauty and versatility of BagSavr+’s patented design.

“The best solutions offer benefits to everyone involved. With BagSavr+ we tried to make a product that truly is a benefit for the environment, consumers and for manufacturing her in the USA.”, Says Gabriel Beversluis.

Reduce waste, reuse your bags, Made with recycled plastic in the USA





Listen to the podcast and read the article here:

New BagSavr+ Eliminates ‘Single Use’ From Plastic Grocery Bag description

April 14th, 2014 by Gabriel

Have you ever asked, “What can I do with all those plastic grocery bags?”

We all want to save, reuse and repurpose whenever we can.

 If so, you are not alone because most people do. In fact, if you are like most of people, you already have a collection of plastic grocery bags stuffed in a kitchen drawer already.

You already use them for packing lunches, carrying dirty laundry, bathroom trash cans and cleaning out the litter box. Your grandma might even loop them over her cabinet handles for her kitchen waste. With 90% of people who bring home plastic grocery bags already reusing them on a regular basis, the need for an easy and versatile bag re-use trash bin seems clear.

With these bags, people have a resource that is already made, shipped and given to us for free. They are just waiting right in our kitchen closet for us to reuse them. With all the uses and benefits of money savings and reduced waste, Products That Work hopes people everywhere will join their ‘Re-Use Revolution’ and help eliminate ‘single use’ as a descriptor of plastic grocery bags.

BagSavr+ designer Gabriel Beversluis has teamed up with Products That Work, LLC, of Muskegon, Michigan, to create a new trash can/recycle bin with several patent-pending features making it user-friendly and versatile.

With BagSavr+ Products That Work hopes to drastically reduce plastic bag littering: “Not only is reusing and repurposing a no-brainer, but If everyone had BagSavr+ at home, littering of plastic bags would be reduced, helping to keep those bags out of waterways. It provides a great incentive for everyone to reduce waste and littering with bag reuse.  What we are doing is simply providing the tool needed to unlock the true value of these bags for people everywhere. Once people understand the benefits of saving them, they will stick them in their pockets instead of tossing them as litter.”

Perfectly Sized to Fit Kitchen Cabinets and Plastic Grocery Bags

 Perfectly sized to fit plastic grocery bags and the inside of a kitchen cabinet door, BagSavr+ also works as a freestanding garbage can in any room and includes several features that set it apart from all competitors.
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 The front pocket stores 10 extra bags right where they are needed, in every room of the house. The flat back and screw hole attachment system make it easy to mount and remove on any surface. The handle makes it easy to carry anywhere when needed and easy to clean The tuck grooves and handle locks hold the bag in place preventing bag slipping and gapping, even when it is mounted.  Watch the video.

With 8 designer color options and an eco-modern style, people are using BagSavr+ in locations such as apartments, campers and RV’s, retirement homes and college dorm rooms and even in their cars.

Easy to Take With You and Easy to Clean
Storage Pocket holds 10 Extra Bags Right Where You Need Them!

The simple to use, attachable design along with the convenient size have made it a perfect fit for people looking for a smaller garbage can.

“It’s hard to find anyone who does not understand and agree with the importance of using resources responsibly”, according to Beversluis.  “With BagSavr+ we hope to provide millions of people the opportunity to reuse and repurpose all of their bags. Doing so will help to keep the environment clean while they save money: all while making their household trash and recycling easy to manage.  We worked very hard to make BagSavr+ affordable and easy for everyone to use in any location.”

Join the Re-Use Revolution!

The Year Of The Llama gift pack now available for order

December 8th, 2013 by Gabriel

‘The Year of the Llama’ lip balm gift pack combines natural, petroleum free lip balm with a stylish and clever carabiner clip.

With Llama Lips, people can clip their lip balm anywhere. It is perfect for backpacks, key chains, purses, belt loops, drawstrings and sports bags.

Llama lips natural lip balm is completely petroleum-free and made with natural and organic ingredients. Our recipe is perfect for maintaing healthy, protected lips. With the SPF 15, your lips are also protected from the sun in all types of outdoor sports ranging from surfing to skiing and everything in between.

We all know people who need their lip balm to make it through the day.  Most of us have had the unfortunate experience of losing our lip balm an just the wrong time.  Whether you are stuck at work or out for a day of hiking, lost lip balm can really make it hard to function normally.  With Llama Lips, the dreaded lost lip balm incidents can be avoided and you can keep on smiling all day long. The New ‘Year of the Llama’Gift pack comes with several flavor options and will give you a full year of smiles.

Don’t lose your Lips with Llama Lips

Ordering information can be found on the company’s website :at

BagSavr+ inventor interviewed by Innovation Talk Radio

July 14th, 2013 by Gabriel

 BagSavr+ launches it’s Re-Use Revolution to make it easy for everyone to reuse their free plastic grocery bags.

With billions of plastic grocery bags given out every year in the United States, Gabriel saw a great opportunity to help people save money and clean up the environment by reusing free plastic grocery bags. Recognizing that this one design could help address numerous problems spurred him on to get BagSavr+ into production.

Click this link to hear the Innovation Talk radio show interview with Gabriel Beversluis about his new plastic bag re-use product, BagSavr+. Read the rest of this entry »

WMEAC Blog Gives BagSavr+ a Shout Out

June 3rd, 2013 by ifi-admin

Screen shot 2013-06-03 at 4.11.32 PMMany thanks to the West Michigan Environmental Action Council that mentioned our new BagSavr+ product in it’s blog post. We’re delighted to be featured for our efforts to rouse a Re-Use Revolution!The WMEAC Blog is designed to inform West Michigan on the latest environmental issues and best practices and to inspire citizens, activists, and advocacy professionals to take action on behalf of the environment as individuals and as a community.  The blog is designed to keep  readers informed of the best and latest opportunities to lead a more sustainable lifestyle and participate in meaningful volunteer and civic actions.

Check out the blog by following this link.

As noted in the blog: Many people have dealt with the dilemma of what to do with their excessive grocery bags that have accumulated over the years. It is estimated that 100 billion plastic grocery bags are distributed throughout the US every year. Very few of these bags end up being recycled, only about 1 to 2% . These statistics mean many of these bags end up haphazardly floating around in landfills or being stockpiled in peoples homes.


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