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Choose the bags for packaging you need from our extensive range

Macfarlane Packaging can supply a large range of bags for a variety of applications.  We can offer man different sizes, shapes, and styles of bags to suit business needs.

The bags we can provide include mailing bags, packaging bags, plastic bags, paper bags, polythene bags, carrier bags, grip seal bags, bubble envelopes and more!

You can choose to purchase bags directly from our online shop or ask us for wholesale prices for bulk bag purchases. Macfarlane Packaging can also offer custom printed bags, such as branded mailing bags for ecommerce or carrier bags for retailer.

Explore our stock range of bags

Polythene Bags

Image shows a clear polythene bag containing oranges. Polythene bags available from Macfarlane Packaging.

We stock over 20 sizes of polythene bags. Light, medium and heavy duty grades are available for different applications. All bags in this range contain at least 30% recycled content.

Mailing Bags

Image shows a grey mailing bag. Mailing bags are also known as postage bags and dispatch sacks.

Choose from over 15 different sizes of mailing bags and postage bags. Plastic and paper mailing bags are available in our range. All are suitable for small letter or large letter posting.

Paper Bags

Image shows a range of paper bags fanned out. Paper bags, available from Macfarlane Packaging.

Paper bags are a great eco-friendly packaging option. Our range includes paper carrier bags, as well as gusseted paper bags. Over 10 sizes are available. All recyclable at kerbside.

Grip Seal Bags

Image shows a clear grip seal bag filled with multi-coloured paper clips. Grip seal bags, available from Macfarlane Packaging

We stock an extensive range of grip seal bags, including over 20 different sizes. Our grip seal bags are available with or without write-on pannels. Different gauges in stock.

Carrier Bags

If you’re looking for carrier bags, we can help with both plastic and paper carrier bags from our range. Choose from different sizes including small, medium and large carrier bags.

Refuse Sacks

Our range of refuse sacks and rubble sacks are durable and strong. Available in different colours (inc. clear, black and blue) and sizes to suit refuse disposal or rubble moving needs.

bag automation from Macfarlane Packaging

Bag automation

Packaging automation can make bagging your products a breeze. Increase dispatch speeds and save time. Contact us to learn more.

FAQs about our bags for packaging

What types of bags does Macfarlane Packaging sell?

We have an extensive range of packaging bags available, including:

  • Polythene bags/plastic bags
  • Carrier bags / paper carrier bags / Plastic carrier bags
  • Paper bags
  • Mailing bags/dispatch sacks
  • Grip seal bags
  • Bin liners and refuse sacks
  • Gusseted paper bags
  • Counter paper bags
  • Film fronted bags
  • Bubble envelopes/bubble mailers
  • Enviroflute / paper padded envelopes
  • Paper mailing bags

In addition to the bags we keep in stock, we can also offer custom printed bags and custom size bags. Ask us for more information.

How do I choose the right bag? Do I need a plastic bag or a paper bag?

The type of packaging bag you need will depend on what you’ll be using it for. There are a few things you should consider when choosing the bags you need:

  • Are your products lightweight or heavy?
  • What will you be using your bag for? E.g. retail, food, waste disposal or posting products?
  • If you’re using bags for posting products, do they need to meet Royal Mail parcel or envelope sizes?
  • Do you need to buy bags in high volumes?

For example, if you’re shipping lightweight or letterbox size products like clothes, you will probably want a mailing bag. Whereas if you need a bag to store products and seal them away, a grip seal bag will work well.

Macfarlane Packaging experts are always on hand to help guide you. Simply contact us for expert packaging advice about the bag you need.

Are eco-friendly bags available from Macfarlane Packaging?

Yes, at Macfarlane Packaging w can help you with a range of eco-friendly bags! All our paper bags (including paper mailing bags and paper carrier bags) are completely kerbside recyclable and can biodegrade. Plus, as they’re made from paper, they’re made from a renewable resource and are kind to the environment. A win-win situation!

Our paper mailing bags, gusseted paper bags, and Enviroflute paper padded bags are all great options if you want an environmentally friendly bag.

You can have bags, including mailing bags, paper bags, plastic bags and more delivered to you from one of our regional distribution centres. UK delivery is available to and around the following locations:

Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Bath, Bedford, Bicester, Birmingham , Bolton, Bradford, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent , Cambridge, Chelmsford , Cheltenham, Chester , Chichester, Colchester Cornwall, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Devon, Dewsbury, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Fareham, Gateshead, Glasgow Glossop Gloucester, Grantham, Harlow, Heathrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hull, Inverness, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kidderminster, Lancaster  Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool , London , Luton , Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, North Wales , Northampton, Nottingham , Oldham, Oxford , Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Slough, Somerset , Somerton, South Shields, South Wales, Stafford, Stockport , Stoke-on-Trent , Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudbury, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex , Teesside, Telford, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick , Watford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, Yeovil, York.

You can also have bags from Macfarlane Packaging delivered across Ireland and Continental Europe. Click to find your closest UK location or nearest Continental European site.