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Macfarlane Packaging takes pride in offering a diverse range of paper bags that cater to your packaging needs while keeping the environment in mind. Our collection includes paper carrier bags and gusseted paper bags, providing you with a variety of options to choose from.

You’ll find both brown paper bags and white paper bags in our collection, and with 10 different sizes available, our bags are suitable for various products, from small retail items to larger merchandise.

Our paper bags allow our customers to make sustainable choices without compromising on quality or durability. All our bags made from paper are completely recyclable, making them an excellent choice for those looking to reduce their packaging waste.

Quick facts about our paper bags

  • An extensive range of eco-friendly bags made from paper on offer
  • Choose from our standard paper bags, paper carrier bags and gusseted paper bags
  • Available in 10 sizes
  • Brown and white bags available in the range
  • Completely recyclable – a great sustainable packaging option

Our range of paper carrier bags

L x W x H(mm)
Pack QtyBuy or Enquire
001120Small Brown Paper Carrier Bags263 x 388 x 313250ENQUIRE NOW
001124Small White Paper Carrier Bags263 x 388 x 313250BUY ONLINE
001121Medium Brown Paper Carrier Bags200 x 325 x 250250ENQUIRE NOW
001125Medium White Paper Carrier Bags200 x 325 x 250250ENQUIRE NOW
001123Large Brown Paper Carrier Bags175 x 263 x 215250ENQUIRE NOW
001126Large White Paper Carrier Bags175 x 263 x 215250ENQUIRE NOW

Our range of paper bags

Pack QtyBuy or Enquire
000154175 x 1751000BUY ONLINE
000167175 x 2381000BUY ONLINE
000178175 x 375500ENQUIRE NOW
000158250 x 2501000BUY ONLINE
000163250 x 3001000ENQUIRE NOW
000164250 x 3601000ENQUIRE NOW
000166300 x 313500BUY ONLINE
000168325 x 350500BUY ONLINE
000172350 x 450500BUY ONLINE
000173475 x 525500BUY ONLINE

Our range of gusseted paper bags

Pack QtyBuy or Enquire
0002312225 x 75 x 450100BUY ONLINE
0000412325 x 100 x 450100BUY ONLINE
0009222325 x 100 x 700100BUY ONLINE
0005252400 x 225 x 975100ENQUIRE NOW
0000402412 x 75 x 525100ENQUIRE NOW
0004902412 x 75 x 87550ENQUIRE NOW
0008983450 x 100 x 90050ENQUIRE NOW

Environmental Impact Rating – Paper Bags

Our Environmental Impact Rating (EIR) shows an OPRL recycling label, the recycling category of the packaging material and the recycled content contained in the material.



22 pap

Recycled Content

0 recycled

Paper Bags FAQs

Why choose paper over plastic bags?

There are many reasons people choose bags made from paper, including:

  • Sustainability: This type of bag are made from a renewable resource – trees – whereas plastic bags are derived from non-renewable fossil fuels. By choosing paper bags, you help conserve natural resources and promote sustainable practices.
  • Biodegradability: bags made from paper are biodegradable, meaning they break down more easily in the environment. This reduces the risk of them becoming litter and causing harm to wildlife and ecosystems.
  • Recyclability: bags made from paper are widely accepted in recycling programs, making it easier for consumers to dispose of them responsibly and support the circular economy. Recycled paper can be used to make new paper products, reducing the demand for virgin materials.
  • Consumer Preference: Many consumers now prefer businesses that offer eco-friendly packaging options, such as paper bags. By using bags made from paper, businesses can attract environmentally conscious customers and enhance their brand image.
  • Strength and Reusability: With advancements in manufacturing, this type of bag can be reinforced to carry heavier items. Additionally, they can be reused for various purposes, making them a practical and sustainable choice.
  • Plastic Bag Bans and Regulations: Many regions and countries have implemented or are considering banning or regulating single-use plastic bags due to their environmental impact. Using bags made from can help businesses comply with these regulations and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.

However, it is important to remember that you should choose the right type of bag for your business and shipping requirements. For example, plastic mailing bags may be a better choice if you need waterproof packaging.

Can paper bags be recycled?

Yes, bags made from paper can be recycled. Recycling is an environmentally responsible practice that helps conserve resources and reduces waste in landfills.

By recycling paper packaging materials, we not only conserve trees and reduce the demand for raw materials but also save energy and water, as recycling paper requires less energy and water compared to producing new paper from virgin materials.

Paper bag customisation service

Elevate your brand with our custom packaging services. .

Whether you require eco-friendly retail bags, or custom large sacks for industrial purposes, our expert team can create the exact custom paper bag to meet your needs, from a choice of sizes, paper stocks, bindings, print, and finishing options.

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Paper bags wholesale available across the UK and beyond. You can have bags made from paper 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 this product delivered across Ireland and Continental Europe by Macfarlane Packaging. Click to find your closest UK location or nearest Continental European site.