Other items:
1) Jute Bags
2) Cotton Bags
3) Mail Bags
4) PVC/Nylon
5) Suit carriers
6) Printed Tissue paper
7) Plain Tissue paper
8) PP Boxes
9) Shirt Boxes
10) Hat Boxes
11) Printed Tapes
12) Adhesive labels
13) Non Woven
14) Bags for life

Environmentally friendly carrier bags:

Recycled materials:
1) Counter Bags
2) Twisted Paper SOS
3) Tape Handle SOS
4) Block Bottom/Pharmacy
5) Patch handle

Degradable materials:
1) Flexiloop
2) Vari-gauge
3) Patch handle
4) Vest/Supermarket

Natural materials:
1) Jute Bags
2) Cotton Bags

Biodegradable/degradable carrier bags

This carrier bag can be manufactured using biodegradable materials


For biodegradable materials, minimums of 5,000+ apply. For recycled polythenes, limited stocks are available, usually grey and white materials only. If a very specific colour polythene is required then minimums in the order of 50,000 apply.


Minimums for vest carrier bags produced with a biodegradable additive are 5,000 with limits, 50,000 for all styles. These can be produced to any colour or specificaiton.


New for 2008, these can now be produced with a BIO additive (usually DEG 68) from quantities of 1,000+ in white LDPE material. Minimums may vary for other colours.


As these bags are produced in a similar way to patch and varigauge bags, these can also be produced using biodegradable additives.

Paper bags

Please also take a look at our paper bag selection for alternative enviro bags.

Q: What is meant by the term biodegradable?

A: A biodegradable product has the ability to breakdown, safely and relatively quickly, by biological means into raw materials of nature and disappears into the environment.

Q: What is the difference between degradable and biodegradable bags?

A: Degradable bags partly breakdown however not completely. The result of this action is the remains of the plastic shreds, which should, subject to the additive used be non-toxic. A biodegradable bag on the other hand completely disappears and is compostable, hence enhancing the nutritive value of the remaining soil.

Q: What is the difference between starch based biodegradable and polymer biodegradable bags?

A: Starch is the reserve carbohydrate of plants. The modification of its properties by chemical means is a key factor in its use in corn-starch based biodegradable bags which has a cost addition of 30%-35%. These bags are not as strong or durable as polymer (plastic) bags. Also starch based products can comprise of genetically modified crops (GM Crops).

Q: What is the shelf life of your product?

A: Our products have a shelf life of up to 18-24 months in packed conditions. Exposure to sunlight will irriversably start the degradation process for photo degradable (Oxy-biodegradable) carrier bags.

Q: How long does it take for the degradation to take place?

A: Degradation takes place between 3-6 months once buried depending on the soil conditions.


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