From plastic to paper bags: what are the advantages?

Paper bags are a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. The paper or cardboard bags can be used several times and are easily recyclable. In this blog we also discuss how they contribute to reducing the mountain of waste. Whether you are looking for a way to make your business more sustainable or just looking for a convenient and sustainable way to transport your groceries, paper bags are a good option. Read on to discover why!

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Why are paper bags sustainable?

Our paper bags are made from sustainable materials and are completely biodegradable, making them an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags.

100% biodegradable paper bags

Unlike plastic bags, which take hundreds of years to break down and therefore form an enormous burden on the environment, paper bags break down within a few months and do not cause any damage to the environment. Paper bags are made from natural materials, such as wood pulp and vegetable fibers. They contain no harmful chemicals and are fully recyclable. When you throw away a paper bag, it will quickly break down in a natural environment and return to its natural cycle. The 100% biodegradable aspect of paper bags is not only better for the environment, but also for human and animal health. Plastic bags eventually break down into microplastics, which can end up in the water and be swallowed by fish and other marine life.

FSC® certified paper bags

Many of our paper bags contain the FSC® quality mark, but what does this actually stand for? Disposables that are FSC® certified are made from trees grown under responsible forest management. In this way, deforestation is prevented, which is important to reduce CO2 emissions and combat climate change. When felling trees, FSC® takes people and animals into account. The forest is divided into sections and each year a different section is harvested to give the forest time to recover.

3 advantages of cardboard bags

1. Strong, reusable and food safe

Cardboard bags are not only durable, but also sturdy and strong. The bags are therefore perfect to be reused. This reduces the waste stream and ensures a longer product life. For example, you can use the carrier bags again as a gift bag or take them with you on your next shop visit. Paper bags are also safer for food than plastic bags, because paper does not release harmful chemicals and does not contain microplastics.

2. The versatility of paper bags

Paper bags are available in different sizes and shapes, making them suitable for all kinds of products and/or dishes. Whether you sell small jewellery, large items of clothing or take away meals, there is always a paper bag that fits your product. Moreover, paper bags are also useful for events and fairs.

3. Easy to personalize

Paper bags can be easily personalized with company logos, messages and other information to promote a brand or convey a message. You stand out with printed paper bags. At TakeAware we print bags in no time and at a competitive price. Do you have your own design? Then send it to us via the application form. Don't have a design yet? Our creatives are happy to think along with you and make a free design that fits your brand. This way you can stand out with your own personal paper bags. Would you like to know more about printing our cheap paper bags? Please contact us or click here to read more.

You will find cheap and sustainable paper bags at TakeAware

Whether you are looking for white bags, kraft bags, brown bags or printed bags, we have it all! TakeAware is the paper bag wholesaler when you are looking for sustainable bags. Our paper bags are available in three different sizes. We have small, medium and large bags. Our cardboard bags have an extremely low price and are of high quality. Perfect for different purposes! We are all about friendly disposables and we are happy to help you become more sustainable step by step.