WO2005060607A2 - Disposable portable bags and dispenser pouch - Google Patents

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WO2005060607A2
WO2005060607A2 PCT/US2004/041131 US2004041131W WO2005060607A2 WO 2005060607 A2 WO2005060607 A2 WO 2005060607A2 US 2004041131 W US2004041131 W US 2004041131W WO 2005060607 A2 WO2005060607 A2 WO 2005060607A2
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D33/00Details of, or accessories for, sacks or bags
    • B65D33/001Blocks, stacks or like assemblies of bags
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D83/00Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents
    • B65D83/08Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents for dispensing thin flat articles in succession

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A dispensing pouch (200) comprises at least one polymeric bag or liner (10,50,110 OR 150), and a polymeric dispensing section (210). The at least one polymeric bag or liner comprises first and second body panels (12 and 14, 52 and 54, 112 and 114 or 152 and 154) that are joined along a pair of opposing sides (16 and 18, 56 and 58, 116 and 118 or 156 and 158) and a bottom (20, 60, 120 or 160) bridging the sides so as to form an open mouth. The polymeric dispensing section is adapted to receive and contain the at least one polymeric bag or liner. The dispensing section is adapted to form an opening (224) to access the at least one polymeric bag or liner. The dispensing section is limited to a predetermined size for enhanced portability. The predetermined size of the dispensing section includes, for example, a length less than about 4 inches and a width less than about 4 inches or an area less than about 15 square inches.

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DISPOSABLE PORTABLE BAGS AND DISPENSER POUCH

FIELD OF THE INVENTION This invention is directed generally to bags or liners that collect items and, more specifically, bags or liners that are contained within a dispenser pouch.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The use of thermoplastic bags or liners for a number of household and industrial uses has gained wide acceptance. Many of these bags are constructed from a simple structure having two layers of thermoplastic film that are joined along three sides and having a mouth opening formed along the fourth side. This basic structure has been adapted to a wide range of sizes and configurations that vary with the intended end use of the bag. These bags or liners are often used to collect waste or garbage. Such garbage bags or liners are often used to collect waste that can produce odors unpleasant to a user. Often these bags or liners are needed in locations where it is inconvenient to carry a bulky, large dispenser of trash bags or liners. Sometimes, the need for such bags or liners arises unexpectedly. Therefore, there is a need for bags or liners located in a dispensing system that may be carried in a small space such as, for example, a purse, backpack, briefcase, or a glove compartment of a car.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION According to one embodiment, a dispensing pouch comprises at least one polymeric bag or liner and a polymeric dispensing section. The at least one polymeric bag or liner comprises first and second body panels joined along a pair of opposing sides and a bottom bridging the sides to form an open mouth. The joined first and second body panels form an interior space for collecting items. The polymeric dispensing section is adapted to receive and contain the at least one polymeric bag or liner. The dispensing section is adapted to form an opening to access the at least one polymeric bag or liner. The dispensing section is limited to a predetermined size for enhanced portability. Accordingly, the dispensing pouch can be carried in a small space, such as, for example, a purse, backpack, briefcase or glove compartment of a car. In accordance with one embodiment, the predetermined size of the dispensing section is a length less than about 4 inches and a width less than about 4 inches. According to another embodiment, a dispensing pouch comprises at least one polymeric bag or liner and a polymeric dispensing section. The at least one polymeric bag or liner comprises first and second body panels joined along a pair of opposing sides and a bottom bridging the sides so as to form an open mouth. The joined first and second body panels form an interior space for collecting items. The polymeric dispensing section is adapted to receive and contain the at least one polymeric bag or liner. The dispensing section is adapted to form an opening to access the at least one polymeric bag or liner. The dispensing section is limited to a predetermined size for enhanced portability. Accordingly, the dispensing pouch can be carried in a small space. In accordance with one embodiment, the predetermined size of the dispensing section is an area less than about 15 square inches. According to a further embodiment, a dispensing pouch comprises at least one polymeric bag or liner and a polymeric dispensing section. The at least one polymeric bag or liner comprises first and second body panels joined along a pair of opposing sides and a bottom bridging the sides so as to form an open mouth. The joined first and second body, panels form an interior space for collecting items. The polymeric dispensing section is adapted to receive and contain the plurality of bags or liners. The dispensing section has a removable window formed therein to assist in accessing the plurality of bags or liners and a flap to cover the removable window. The dispensing section is limited to a predetermined size for enhanced portability. Accordingly, the dispensing pouch can be carried in a small space. The predetermined size of the dispensing section includes, for example, a length less than about 4 inches and a width less than about 4 inches. According to a yet another embodiment, a dispensing pouch comprises at least one polymeric bag or liner and a polymeric dispensing section. The at least one polymeric bag or liner comprises first and second body panels joined along a pair of opposing sides and a bottom bridging the sides so as to form an open mouth. The joined first and second body panels form an interior space for collecting items. The polymeric dispensing section is adapted to receive and contain the plurality of bags or liners. The dispensing section has a removable window formed therein to assist in accessing the plurality of bags or liners and a flap to cover the removable window. The dispensing section is limited to a predetermined size for enhanced portability. Accordingly, the dispensing pouch can be carried in a small space. The predetermined size of the dispensing section includes, for example, an area less than about 15 square inches. According to a method of using a dispensing pouch, at least one polymeric bag or liner and a polymeric dispensing section is provided. The polymeric dispensing section is adapted to receive and contain the at least one polymeric bag or liner. The at least one polymeric bag or liner comprises first and second body panels joined along a pair of opposing sides and a bottom bridging the sides so as to form an open mouth. The joined first and second body panels form an interior space for collecting items. The dispensing section has a removable window formed therein and a flap to cover the removable window. The dispensing section is limited to a predetermined size for enhanced portability. In accordance with one embodiment, the dispensing section has a length less than about 4 inches and a width less than about 4 inches. The flap is grasped and moved to an open position so as to remove the removable window from a remainder of the dispensing section, which results in an opening being formed in the dispensing section. The at least one polymeric bag or liner is grasped and removed from the opening. According to another method of using a dispensing pouch, at least one polymeric bag or liner and a polymeric dispensing section is provided. The polymeric dispensing section is adapted to receive and contain the at least one polymeric bag or liner. The at least one polymeric bag or liner comprises first and second body panels joined along a pair of opposing sides and a bottom bridging the sides so as to form an open mouth. The joined first and second body panels form an interior space for collecting items. The dispensing section has a removable window formed therein and a flap to cover the removable window. The dispensing section is limited to a predetermined size for enhanced portability. In accordance with one embodiment, the dispensing section has an area less than 15 square inches. The flap is grasped and moved to an open position so as to remove the removable window from a remainder of the dispensing section, which results in an opening being formed in the dispensing section. The at least one polymeric bag or liner is grasped and removed from the opening. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS Other advantages of the invention will become apparent on reading the following detailed description and on reference to the drawings. FIG. la is an elevational view of a completed bag according to one embodiment; FIG. lb is an elevational view of a completed bag according to another embodiment; FIG. 2a is an elevational view of a completed bag according to a further embodiment; FIG. 2b is a perspective view of a completed bag according to yet a further embodiment; FIG. 3 a is an elevational view of the dispensing pouch in a closed position according to one embodiment; FIG. 3b is a cross-sectional view taken generally along line 3b-3b in FIG. 3a; and FIG. 4 is an elevational view of the dispensing pouch in an open position according to one embodiment. While the invention is susceptible to various modifications and alternative forms, specific embodiments thereof have been shown by way of example in the drawing and will herein be described in detail. It should be understood, however, that it is not intended to limit the invention to the particular forms disclosed but, on the contrary, the intention is to cover all modifications, equivalents, and alternatives falling within the spirit and scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims.

DETAILED DESCRD7TION OF THE ILLUSTRATED EMBODIMENT The present invention is a combination of bags and liners in a dispensing system. Some examples of bags or liners include waste bags, food bags, and storage bags. In one embodiment, the dispensing system holds a plurality of bags and dispenses them one at a time. The present invention uses bags or liners and a few non-limiting examples of bags are shown in FIGs. 1 and 2. Referring initially to FIG. la, a thermoplastic bag 10 is depicted. The bag 10 is formed from a single flexible thermoplastic sheet folded upon itself and comprises first and second opposing body panels 12, 14. Body panels 12, 14 are fixedly connected to each other along a pair of sides 16, 18 and a bottom 20 that extends between the pair of sides 16, 18. The bag includes an open mouth 22 opposite of the bottom 20. The joined body panels 12, 14 form an interior space for collecting items. Alternatively, the bag 10 may be formed from separate thermoplastic sheets where the first and second opposing body panels are sealed after being initially separated so as to form the pair of sides and the bottom (i.e., sealed on three sides). Alternatively, the bag 10 may be formed from a single flexible thermoplastic sheet having a side fold, a seal on the side opposite the side fold, and an end seal. Referring to FIG. lb, a thermoplastic bag 50 is depicted according to another embodiment. The bag 50 is formed from a single flexible thermoplastic sheet folded upon itself and comprises first and second opposing body panels 52, 54. Body panels 52, 54 are fixedly connected to each other along a pair of sides 56, 58 and a bottom 60 that extends between the pair of sides 56, 58. The bag includes an open mouth 62 opposite of the bottom 60. The open mouth 62 includes a plurality of handles 64 to assist the user in holding the bag. The plurality of handles may also assist the user in placing and maintaining the bag in a desired location. These type of handled bags may be referred to as grocery bags. The joined body panels 52, 54 form an interior space for collecting items. Alternatively, the bag 50 may be formed from separate thermoplastic sheets where the first and second opposing body panels are sealed after being initially separated so as to form the pair of sides and the bottom (i.e., sealed on three sides). Alternatively, the bag 50 may be formed from a single flexible thermoplastic sheet having a side fold, a seal on the side opposite the side fold, and an end seal. The bags or liners may include a tie feature that assists in (a) closing the bag or liner securely, (b) forming a handle for carrying the bag or liner to be disposed and/or (c) facilitating the opening of the bag or the liner. For example, a bag 110 of FIG. 2a is depicted in the layflat condition and includes one type of tie feature. The term layflat condition is defined as the bag in a collapsed condition before it has been opened for filling. The bag 110 of FIG. 2a is formed from a single flexible thermoplastic sheet folded upon itself and comprises a first opposing body panel 112 and a second opposing body panel 114. The first body panel 112 does not overlap with the shape of the leading edge of the bag mouth contained in the second body panel 114. Consequently, at least some portion of the first body panel 112 does not overlap the second body panel 114 and at least some portion of the second body panel 114 does not overlap the first body panel 112. Body panels 112, 114 are fixedly connected to each other along a pair of sides 116, 118 and a bottom 120 which extends between the pair of sides 116, 118. Alternatively, the bag 110 may be formed from separate thermoplastic sheets wherein the first and second opposing body panels are sealed after being initially separated so as to form the pair of sides and the bottom (i.e., sealed on three sides). Alternatively, the bag 110 may be formed from a single flexible thermoplastic sheet having a side fold, a seal on the side opposite the side fold, and an end seal. The bag 110 includes integral tie members 122, 124 that are formed by the non- overlapping portions described above. More details about the bag 110 and methods of making the same can be obtained from U.S. Patent No. 5,611,627, which is incorporated by reference in its entirety. Other examples of bags having tie features include U.S. Patent Nos. 4,890,736, 5,041,317, 5,246,110, 5,683,340 and 5,709,641. Alternatively, the bags or liners may include a separate closure means in the form of a plastic or metal tie device. Such devices are well known and require that the neck of the bag be bunched together by the user. For example, referring to FIG. 2b, a bag 150 is depicted that is formed from at least one flexible thermoplastic sheet. The bag 150 includes a first opposing body panel 152 and a second opposing body panel 154. Body panels 152, 154 are fixedly connected to each other along a pair of sides 156, 158 and a bottom 160 which extends between the pair of sides 156, 158. A mouth portion 162 of the bag 150 is located opposite of the bottom 160 and includes continuous strips 164, 166 located in a hem.

Examples of such a bag are depicted in U.S. Patent Nos. 4,558,463 and 4,624,654, which are incorporated by reference in its entirety. A further example is depicted in U.S. Patent No. 6,059,458, which is incorporated by reference in its entirety and discloses a bag with a drawtape within a hem. According to another embodiment, the bags or liners may include a structure that is in communication with the interior portion thereof and is adapted to mask and/or neutralize odors. One example of a structure that masks and/or neutralizes odor is a scented structure. The odor-masking and/or neutralizing structure may be in the form of a patch, tape and/or pouch according to one embodiment. The selection of a patch, tape or pouch is often dependant on the material being used. For example, a powder (e.g., minerals containing chemistry) is often placed in an air-permeable pouch because it is often difficult to embed powders in a patch. One example of a powder that may be used is baking soda that absorbs odor. A patch or tape may be used with a scented odor or fragrance because of the ability of the odor or fragrance to embed therein. Tape generally includes an adhesive, a patch-like component and a release system such as a scented structure. A scented patch, tape or pouch may be formed by one or more scented aromas. For example, some non-limiting examples of aromas include citronella, pine, flowery, citrus, limonene, and substituted esters such as METAZENE®. The patch, tape or pouch that masks and/or neutralizes odor may be made of polymeric materials including thermoplastic materials. It is contemplated that the patch, tape or pouch may be made of polyolefinic materials such as polyethylenes, polypropylenes, polystyrenes, and combinations thereof. Another example of a material that may be used in forming the patch, tape or pouch is ethyl methyl acrylate (EMA). The patch, tape or pouch may be formed of a porous non-woven material (e.g., gauze) that allows an active ingredient such as a desired scent to be released. It is contemplated that additional layers may be added to the patch, tape or pouch, such as a barrier layer. For example, a barrier layer may be added that comprises a polymeric material such as an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH), polyvinylidene chloride layer (PVDC), polyester, nylon, cyclic olefin copolymers, or combinations thereof. Other layers are contemplated such a scent-enhancing layer. A scent-enhancing layer may enhance delivery of a scent with increasing humidity. Increasing humidity often results in a corresponding increase in bacteria growth that results in increased odors. One example of a scent-enhancing layer is polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH). The odor-masking and/or neutralizing structure may include additional material to enhance scent concentration in the interior portion of the bag. For example, the patch, tape or pouch may include perlite (a naturally occurring silicous rock) to increase the scent concentration. Perlite is desirable to use because of reasons such as its ability to retain scent, stability, and surface area. Additional non-limiting examples of material that may enhance the scent include microspheres, talc, silicon, silicate, vermiculite, diatomaceous earth, or combinations thereof including the previously mentioned PVOH and perlite. One example of a silicate that may be used is an aluminum silicate. Thus, one layer of the structure may include a fragrance (e.g., a liquid fragrance), a scent-enhancing mineral, and a polymeric resin (e.g., LLDPE). The bag or liner may include more than one structure that masks and/or neutralizes odor therein. For example, the bag or liner may include two or three structures that mask and/or neutralize odor. A patch, tape or pouch (e.g., a scented patch, tape or pouch) may vary in size and is dependent on factors such as the desired amount of scent, the particular scent being used, the number of patches, tapes, or pouches being used in the bag or liner, and the size of the bag or liner. The dimensions of the patch, tape or pouch are generally from about l x l inch to about 1 x 2 inches. The thicknesses of the patches, tapes or pouches may vary in the present invention but are generally from about 2 to about 10 mils and, more specifically, from about 3 to about 5 mils. The patch, tape or pouch may include an optional peelable cover. The peelable cover covers at least a portion of the patch or tape and may cover the entire patch or tape that is exposed in the interior of the bag or liner. The peelable cover prevents or inhibits the odor- masking and/or neutralizing material from escaping the patch or tape in its initial position. The peelable cover is removed by a user from the patch or tape to enhance or begin the release of the odor-masking and/or neutralizing material from the patch or tape. One example of the peelable cover is a barrier layer such as EVOH or PVDC. It is contemplated that the patch, tape or pouch may further include anti-oxidants.

Anti-oxidants assist in preventing or slowing the breakdown of another material by oxygen. The use of anti-oxidants preferably prevents or inhibits undesirable aromas from items such as food. Some contemplated anti-oxidants include iron and vitamin E. To assist in destroying, preventing or inhibiting growth of micro-organisms, it is contemplated that the patch, tape or pouch may further include anti-microbials. Some contemplated anti-microbials include chlorine dioxide, triclosan, allyl isothiocyanate, natural oils, such as cinnamon, peppermint, or spearmint. It is contemplated that the tape, patch or pouch may include animal repellants, insect repellants, or combinations thereof. Examples of animal or insect repellants include natural oils such as cinnamon, peppermint, or spearmint. It is also contemplated that the tape, patch or pouch may be a plant-respiratory regulator. For example, the tape, patch or pouch may include an ethylene absorber or emitter. It is contemplated that the bag or liner may contain a tape, patch or tape that includes odor-masking an/or neutralizing structure, anti-oxidants, anti-microbials, animal repellants, insect repellants, plant-respiratory regulators, and combinations thereof. According to a further embodiment, the bag or liner may include odor-masking an/or neutralizing agents, anti-oxidants, anti-microbials, animal repellants, insect repellants, plant-respiratory regulators, and combinations thereof in at least one of its opposing body panels. The bag or liner may include odor-masking an/or neutralizing agents, anti-oxidants, anti-microbials, animal repellants, insect repellants, plant-respiratory regulators, and combinations thereof in both opposing body panels. The bags or hners, such as bags 10, 50, 110, 150 are formed by any thermoplastic material suitable for storage or collecting items. The bags or liners are of a small portable size and, more specifically, are generally less than about a 3 gallon size. The bags or liners generally have a length less than about 15 inches and a width less than about 15 inches. One non-limiting example is a bag or liner having a length of 12 inches and a width of 10 inches. The bags or liners are formed from polymeric materials. One example of a polymeric material is a polyolefinic materials. Non-limiting examples of polyolefinic materials include polyethylenes, polypropylenes, polystyrene and combinations thereof. For example, some types of polyethylenes materials include high density polyethylenes, low density polyethylenes, linear low density polyethylenes and combinations thereof. It is also contemplated that materials such as polyethylene terephthalates may be used in forming the bags or liners of the present invention. The thicknesses of the bags or liners may vary in the present invention but are generally from about 0.2 mil to about 3 mils and, more specifically, from about 0.3 mil to about 1.5 mil. The bags or liners may be used in combination with appropriately sized receptacles, including trash receptacles. The bags or liners, such as bags 10, 50, 110, or 150, are used in combination with a dispensing pouch. A plurality of bags or liners is placed within the dispensing pouch. The number of bags or liners included in the dispensing pouch may vary, but the number is generally from about 6 to about 12 bags. It is contemplated, however, that the dispensing pouch may contain more or less bags or liners, including one bag or liner. The dispensing pouch has at least one bag or liner. The plurality of bags or liners may be individually placed and folded in the dispensing pouch. Such bags or liners are removed by the user one at a time. It is contemplated, however, that the plurality of bags or liner may be in the form of interconnected bags or liners that are folded within the dispensing pouch. One example of a dispensing pouch is depicted in FlGs. 3-4. A dispensing pouch 200 of FIG. 3 a, which is the closed position, comprises a dispensing section 210 and an optional header section 240. The dispensing section 210 and the optional header section 240 are separated by, for example, a perforation line 242. FIG. 4 depicts the dispensing pouch 200 in an open position. The dispensing section 210 comprises a first body panel 212, a second body panel 214, and a flap 216. The flap 216 moves from the remainder of the dispensing section 210 to create an opening therein. The flap 216 is moveable between a closed and open position (FIGs. 3 a and 4, respectively) and the at least one bag or liner may be removed when the flap 216 is in the open position. To assist the user in closing the flap 216, a resealable adhesive strip may be attached to the dispensing section 210. One example of a resealable strip that may be used is a two-sided resealable adhesive strip 218 shown in FIG. 3. The adhesive strip 218 comprises first adhesive strip portions 218a and a second adhesive strip portion 218b. One commercial example of such a two-sided resealable adhesive strip is 3M's Double-Stick tape. The dispensing section 210 of FIG. 3 includes a removable window 220 forward in the second body panel 214 to access the at least one bag or liner therein. The window 220 may be removed by the user tearing it from the remainder of the second body panel 214 via a perforation 222. FIG. 3b depicts a cross-sectional view taken generally along line 3b-3b of FIG. 3a. In FIG. 3b, the adhesive strip portion 218b is attached to the flap 216 and the removable window 220. The flap 216 covers the removable window 220. When moving the flap 216 to the open position of FIG. 4, the removable window 220 is removed from the remainder of the second body panel 214, resulting in an opening 224 being formed in the second body panel 214 to access the at least one bag or liner. In the closed position, the flap 216 covers the opening 224 formed in the second body panel 214. The adhesive strip portions 218a assist in maintaining the flap 216 in a closed position by adhering to the second body panel 214. The dispensing section 210 includes opposing sides 226, 228, a bottom 230, and a top 232. The opposing sides 226, 228, the bottom 230, and the top 232 are sealed or folded so as to contain the at least one bag or liner therein. Referring to FIG. 3b, an interior space 234 is formed between the first and second body panels 212, 214 that will contain at least one bag. The optional header section 240 assists in displaying the dispensing pouch with at least one bag or liner at the point of retail sale. The optional header section 240 may form an aperture 244 that is adapted to receive an extension or rod therethrough. Such an extension or rod holds a plurality of dispensing pouches at the point of retail sale. If the optional header section 240 is used, it may be removed by having the user tear generally along the perforation line 242. If the perforation line 242 is not present, the optional header section 240 may be removed by cutting it from the dispensing section 210. The optional header section 240 may be sealed at opposing sides 246, 248, and a top 250. The dispensing section 210 of the dispensing pouch generally has a length L less than about 4 inches and a width W less than about 4 inches. The dispensing section 210 of the dispensing pouch 200 typically has a length L less than about 3 inches and a width W less than about 3 inches. The dispensing section 210 of the dispensing pouch 200 generally has an area (length x width) less than about 15 inches. The dispensing section 210 of the dispensing pouch 200 typically has an area (length x width) less than 10 inches. The dispensing section 210 is formed from polymeric materials. One example of a polymeric material is a polyolefinic materials. Non-limiting examples of polyolefinic materials include polyethylenes, polypropylenes, polystyrene and combinations thereof. For example, some types of polyethylenes materials include high density polyethylenes, low density polyethylenes, linear low density polyethylenes and combinations thereof. It is also contemplated that materials such as polyethylene terephthalates may be used in forming the bags or liners of the present invention. The optional header section 240 may be formed from polymeric materials. One example of a polymeric material is a polyolefinic materials. Non-limiting examples of polyolefinic materials include polyethylenes, polypropylenes, polystyrene and combinations thereof. For example, some types of polyethylenes materials include high density polyethylenes, low density polyethylenes, linear low density polyethylenes and combinations thereof. It is also contemplated that materials such as polyethylene terephthalates, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or cellophane may be used in forming the bags or liners of the present invention. While particular embodiments and applications of the present invention have been illustrated and described, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the precise construction and compositions disclosed herein and that various modifications, changes, and variations may be apparent from the foregoing descriptions without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

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1. A dispensing pouch comprising: at least one polymeric bag or liner comprising first and second body panels joined along a pair of opposing sides and a bottom bridging the sides to form an open mouth, the joined first and second body panels forming an interior space for collecting items; and a polymeric dispensing section adapted to receive and contain the at least one polymeric bag or Hner, the dispensing section adapted to form an opening to access the at least one polymeric bag or liner, the dispensing section limited to a predetermined size for enhanced portability.
2. The dispensing pouch of claim 1, further comprising a header section attached to the dispensing section.
3. The dispensing pouch of claim 2, wherein the header section is attached to the polymeric dispensing section via a perforation line.
4. The dispensing pouch of claim 1, wherein the dispensing section has a length less than about 4 inches and a width less than about 4 inches.
5. The dispensing pouch of claim 4, wherein the dispensing section has a length less than about 3 inches and a width less than about 3 inches.
6. The dispensing pouch of claim 1, wherein the dispensing section has an area less than about 15 square inches.
7. The dispensing pouch of claim 6, wherein the dispensing section has an area of less than about 10 square inches.
8. The dispensing pouch of claim 1, wherein the at least one polymeric bag or liner includes an odor-masking and/or neutralizing agent.
9. ' The dispensing pouch of claim 8, wherein the at least one polymeric bag or liner includes a patch, tape or pouch having an odor-masking and/or neutralizing agent.
10. The dispensing pouch of claim 9, wherein the patch, tape or pouch is at least 1 inch by 1 inch.
11. The dispensing pouch of claim 10, wherein the patch, tape or pouch has a thickness from about 2 to about 10 mils.
12. The dispensing pouch of claim 1, wherein the at least one bag or liner has a thickness from about 0.3 to about 1.5 mils.
13. The dispensing pouch of claim 1, wherein the at least one bag or liner is from 6 to 12 bags or liners.
14. The dispensing pouch of claim 1, wherein the dispensing section has a removable window formed therein to assist in accessing the at least one bag or liner and a flap to cover the removable window.
15. The dispensing pouch of claim 14, wherein the removeable window is removed via a perforation line.
16. The dispensing pouch of claim 14, wherein the dispensing section further includes a two-sided resealable adhesive strip that is attached to the flap and the removable window.
17. A method of using a dispensing pouch comprising: providing at least one polymeric bag or liner and a polymeric dispensing section adapted to receive and contain the at least one polymeric bag or liner, the at least one polymeric bag or liner comprising first and second body panels joined along a pair of opposing sides and a bottom bridging the sides to form an open mouth, the joined first and second body panels forming an interior space for collecting items, the dispensing section having a removable window formed therein and a flap to cover the removable window, the dispensing section limited to a predetermined size for enhanced portability, grasping and moving the flap to an open position so as to remove the removable window from a remainder of the dispensing section so as to form an opening in the dispensing section; and grasping and removing one of the at least one polymeric bag or liner from the opening.
18. The method of claim 17, wherein the dispensing section has a length less than about 4 inches and a width less than about 4 inches.
19. The method of claim 18, wherein the dispensing section has a length less than about 3 inches and a width less than about 3 inches.
20. The method of claim 17, wherein the dispensing section further includes a two-sided resealable adhesive strip that is attached to the flap and the removable window.
21. The method of claim 17, wherein the dispensing section has an area less than about 15 square inches.
22. The method of claim 21, wherein the dispensing section has an area less than about 10 square inches.
23. A dispensing pouch, comprising: at least one polymeric bag or liner comprising first and second body panels joined along a pair of opposing sides and a bottom bridging the sides to form an open mouth, the joined first and second body panels forming an interior space for collecting items, wherein the at least one polymeric bag or Hner includes an odor-masking and/or neutralizing agent, wherein the at least one polymeric bag or Hner includes a patch, tape or pouch having an odor-masking and/or neutralizing agent and wherein the patch, tape or pouch is at least 1 inch by 1 inch; a polymeric dispensing section adapted to receive and contain the at least one polymeric bag or liner, the dispensing section adapted to form an opening to access the at least one polymeric bag or liner, the dispensing section having a removable window formed therein to assist in accessing the at least one bag or liner and a flap to cover the removable window, the dispensing section limited to a predetermined size for enhanced portability, and the dispensing section having a two-sided resealable adhesive strip that is attached to the flap and the removable window, wherein the dispensing section has a length less than about 4 inches and a width less than about 4 inches and wherein the dispensing section has an area less than about 15 square inches; and a header section attached to the dispensing section, wherein the header section is attached to the polymeric dispensing section via a perforation line.
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