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Explore Macfarlane Packaging’s range of polythene bags today and discover the unbeatable versatility and reliability they offer. Our selection of over 20 sizes is suitable for light, medium and heavy duty applications.

Polythene bags have become a staple in various industries due to their exceptional versatility. As a durable and flexible material, polythene offers excellent protection for a wide range of products, making it the ideal choice for packaging solutions. Whether you need to store, ship, or display items, our bags ensure that your goods remain safe and secure.

At Macfarlane Packaging, we understand that every business has unique requirements. Our clear polythene bags provide excellent visibility, allowing you to view the contents easily. We also offer a range of grip seal bags, mailing bags, carrier bags and refuse sacks.

For businesses dealing with larger items or bulk packaging, our range of heavy-duty large polythene bags offers the strength and capacity needed to handle the task with ease. From industrial components to oversized retail products, our large polythene bags ensure your goods are packed securely and efficiently.

Every Macfarlane Packaging polythene bag includes at least 30% recycled content.

Quick facts about our polythene bags

  • Extensive range of polythene bags over 20 sizes, including small and large bags
  • Available in light, medium and heavy duty grades for different applications
  • Our clear polythene bags enable you to see contents easily
  • Our polythene bags contain at least 30% recycled content
  • We also offer grip seal bags, mailing bags, carrier bags and refuse sacks

Our range of light duty polythene bags

Pack QtyCase
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004486100 x 1504 x 61,00010,000BUY ONLINE
004491175 x 2257 x 91,0006,000BUY ONLINE
004493200 x 2508 x 101,0006,000BUY ONLINE
004494200 x 3008 x 121,0006,000BUY ONLINE
100380225 x 3009 x 121,0003,000ENQUIRE NOW
004497250 x 30010 x 121,0003,000BUY ONLINE
004498250 x 37510 x 151,0002,000BUY ONLINE
004499300 x 37512 x 151,0002,000BUY ONLINE
004500300 x 45012 x 181,0002,000BUY ONLINE
000911375 x 50015 x 201,0001,000BUY ONLINE
000912450 x 60018 x 24500500BUY ONLINE
000913500 x 75020 x 30500500BUY ONLINE
003097600 x 90024 x 36500500BUY ONLINE
002001750 x 90030 x 36250500BUY ONLINE

Our range of medium duty polythene bags

Pack QtyCase
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004506100 x 1504 x 61,00010,000BUY ONLINE
002006100 x 2004 x 81,0005,000BUY ONLINE
004507125 x 2255 x 95005,000BUY ONLINE
002010150 x 2506 x 101,0004,000BUY ONLINE
004511175 x 2257 x 91,0003,000BUY ONLINE
004513200 x 2508 x 101,0003,000BUY ONLINE
004514200 x 3008 x 121,0003,000BUY ONLINE
004515225 x 3009 x 125002,000BUY ONLINE
004516250 x 30010 x 125002,000BUY ONLINE
004518250 x 37510 x 155001,500BUY ONLINE
004520300 x 37512 x 155001,500BUY ONLINE
004521300 x 40012 x 165001,500ENQUIRE NOW
004522300 x 45012 x 185001,500BUY ONLINE
002011300 x 60012 x 24500500BUY ONLINE
000356375 x 50015 x 20500500BUY ONLINE
002012400 x 50016 x 20500500BUY ONLINE
003109450 x 60018 x 24250500BUY ONLINE
000361500 x 75020 x 30250250BUY ONLINE
000359600 x 90024 x 36250250BUY ONLINE
002034750 x 105030 x 42125200BUY ONLINE
002036900 x 120036 x 48100125BUY ONLINE

Our range of heavy duty polythene bags

Pack QtyCase
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004501100 x 1504 x 61,0004,000BUY ONLINE
004502150 x 2006 x 85002,000BUY ONLINE
000364200 x 2508 x 105001,000BUY ONLINE
002037250 x 30010 x 12250500BUY ONLINE
000365250 x 37510 x 15250500BUY ONLINE
000368300 x 30012 x 12250500BUY ONLINE
002038300 x 40012 x 16250500BUY ONLINE
002039300 x 45012 x 18250500BUY ONLINE
000369400 x 45016 x 18250500ENQUIRE NOW
002040400 x 50016 x 20200250BUY ONLINE
000370450 x 60018 x 24100250BUY ONLINE
000660450 x 75018 x 30100250BUY ONLINE
002044500 x 75020 x 30100200BUY ONLINE
002045600 x 90024 x 36100100BUY ONLINE

Environmental Impact Rating – Polythene 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.



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Recycled Content

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Polythene Bags FAQs

Can polythene bags be recycled?

Yes, polythene bags can be recycled, but the recycling process can vary depending on the type of polythene used. Typically, this type of bag is made from low-density polyethylene (LDPE) or high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastics.

Many recycling service providers accept LDPE and HDPE plastics for recycling. However, not all recycling centres may accept this type of bag directly, and they might need to be dropped off at specific collection points or designated recycling bins.

All polythene bags sold by Macfarlane Packaging feature at least 30% recycled plastic.

What are polythene bags made of?

This type of bag is made of polyethylene, a type of plastic polymer. polyethylene is one of the most used plastics in the world due to its versatility and low cost.

The two most common types of polythene used in the production of polythene bags are:

  • Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is a flexible and lightweight type of polyethylene. It is commonly used to make thin, soft, and stretchable bags, which are often used for packaging products like groceries, produce, and clothing.
  • High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a denser and more rigid form of polyethylene. It is used to manufacture stronger and sturdier polythene bags, suitable for carrying heavier items and industrial applications.

Both LDPE and HDPE polythene bags are widely used due to their durability, moisture resistance, and cost-effectiveness.

Custom bags made from polythene

Whether you need custom sizes, colours, prints, or special features, make Macfarlane Packaging your partner for premium quality, personalised bags made from polythene.

With our expert team and state-of-the-art facilities, we can create bags that not only provide superior protection but also enhance your brand’s image. We can provide all sorts of custom bags including clear polythene bags and large polythene bags, all easily tailored to fit your specific requirements.

macfarlane custom packaging polythene bags

Polythene bags wholesale available across the UK and beyond. You can have bags made from polythene 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.