When it comes to recyclability, the obvious choice is often paper. With an authentic look and natural tactile characteristics, Paper bags are appealing to eco-conscious brands.
Paper bags therefore, along with our recyclable BOPP bags, Pouches, Flat Bottom and Quad Seal bags, form an integral part of our new range of Ready 2 Recycle products. You can discover more about the entire range here.
Traditionally used for the flour, sugar and industrial sectors, Paper bags are easily recyclable as they are normally made of a 1 or 2-ply paper structure and can be widely disposed of in the current mainstream facilities. Most local authorities in the UK collect paper bags in their weekly or fortnightly bin collection rounds.
In recent years, Paper bags have seen a resurgence in sectors like bakery, confectionery, produce and pet food where the premium products wish to convey a more traditional ethical message to consumers.
Paper bags have always been perceived as a fully recyclable and compostable solution. And they are, as long they are only made of paper.
However, some products do require higher barrier properties and extended shelf-life, which often means that the bags have to be laminated with a layer of plastic. This causes issues in normal recycling processes and requires that plastic coated papers are sent to special facilities.
To be fully and easily recyclable, our Paper bags can be made of paper co-extruded or laminated with bio-plastics such PLA (polylactic acid), derived from corn starch for example. These bags are deemed industrially compostable.
Where a protective liner is not required, we can offer bags with an innovative heat-sealable band, allowing the bags to go straight in your curb side bin!
We know it can be all a bit confusing, so a little while ago we put together a comprehensive blog on compostable packaging.
Paper bags are typically SOS (self-opening satchel) style, so they offer the same free-standing characteristics as other block bottom or flat bottom bag styles. They can be closed by heat-sealing, stitching or just rolled and glued down.
For brands seeking a more rustic style and traditional appeal, Paper bags could be just the right packaging solution for you.
Continuing with nearly 20 years experience in the UK & Irish paper bag market, on 1st November 2018, Law Print were appointed as sales agents for the leading Italian paper bag manufacturer, Cartotecnica Postumia.
Based in the Northern region of Veneto, the family run business has over 50 years experience in paper bag manufacturing, working with many of Europe’s most established brands and retailers. Recently awarded with the “Best in Flexo 2018” printing prize, Postumia and Law Print are the perfect partners for all your paper bag requirements.
If you think that paper bags may be the answer to your project needs, get in touch with our sales team today or speak with your account manager.