Perforated poly bags on a roll
Polythene bags on a roll, available with or without loop carrier handles. Perforated for easy dispensing.
Tape handle paper carrier bags
Paper bags with handles, in brown or white. Made from 70gsm paper, ethically sourced from sustainable forests. A popular alternative to plastic bags.
Brown paper bags
General purpose brown paper bags. Made from 70gsm paper sourced from sustainable forests. A popular alternative to plastic bags.
What plastic makes carrier bags?
Many poly bags, including ours, are made from high density polyethylene (HDPE). This material has a transparent appearance and is highly functional within a retail environment thanks to its combination of extreme light weight and impressive strength. This means that only a very thin amount of material needs to be used to manufacture a large amount of carrier bags. As a result, they are practical options for single-use packaging; costs are kept to a minimum plus as little energy and resource is used as possible in their manufacture.
Can plastic carrier bags be recycled?
Our polythene bags are widely recycled, although carrier bags made from different materials may vary and it can depend on local councils.
The recyclability and conscious manufacture of our plastic carrier bags makes them environmentally aware, however, Kite also offer a selection of paper bags to suit those seeking a fully sustainable solution.
What are the benefits of using paper over plastic bags?
Paper is a recognisably eco-friendly resource that tends to be either sourced sustainably or made from recycled content. At the end of its life, it is easily and cheaply recycled to be made into new products. This demonstrates a circular economy with sustainability built in at every stage of the process. Raw materials are conserved through the act of recycling while FSC certifications can attest to the responsible practices carried out when ethically sourcing the paper. Unlike with some plastics, the quality of the material is not compromised by being recycled.
Customers are becoming increasingly intolerant of single-use plastic with the frequent circulation of images depicting wildlife stuck in packaging or the mass of waste accumulating at landfill sites. Therefore, adopting paper bags over plastic carriers sends a strong positive message of social responsibility to your customers. Abundant research is showing that the simple switch to plastic-free packaging can secure brand loyalty and repeat sales. A long-term commitment to being eco-friendly will pay dividends in the growth of your business and Kite’s retail paper bags provide an economic way of communicating this ethos to the public.
Furthermore, the high-quality paper used to manufacture our carrier bags grants the packaging suitable strength to hold an array of mid-weight items sold at supermarkets, high street shops or market stalls. Available as white or brown paper bags in a selection of sizes, these general use carriers can be smoothly integrated into any shop front operation, colour scheme or branding.