#157: Vinyl Bag (Plastic Bag) (category: consumables)
Many Japanese people usually call various plastic bags "vinyl bags" as a general term. Strictly speaking, vinyl bags are those made from polyvinyl chloride and they are different from so-called polybags made from polyethylene.
More specifically, people call them "bini-ilu bukuro" in Japanese. The word "vinyl" is typically pronounced as "bini-ilu" by Japanese people in general, and "bukuro" is another pronunciation of "fukuro" (which means "bag" in Japanese).
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