Plastic carrier bags
Send customers home happy with a top quality plastic carrier bag!
Product packaging is an easy, cost-effective method to set yourself apart from your competitors.
Why choose plastic carrier bags?
Plastic carrier bags offer strong, low-cost retail and trade counter packaging, making them an enduring favourite. They are ideal when you need a no-fuss packaging solution. Whether you’re looking for coloured, plain or clear plastic carrier bags, we stock a comprehensive range of sizes and styles.
What are plastic carrier bags made from?
Plastic carrier bags are made from polyethylene, which is a by-product of natural gas and petroleum extraction. Different plastic products are made of slightly different types of plastic. Heavy duty plastic carrier bags are made from HDPE (high-density polyethylene), which is stronger than normal polyethylene thanks to its unique molecular structure. This allows heavy duty plastic carrier bags to transport multiple heavy items without tearing, and last longer too.
Clear plastic carrier bags on the other hand, are usually made from LDPE (low density polyethylene), which creates a lightweight, clear plastic bag that is useful when you want to display the contents inside.
Find the right plastic carrier bags for your business
As a retail business staple, plastic bags are designed to make taking items home easy and convenient for your customers. They can help save you time too. If you’re selling products of different sizes and shapes, choosing good quality plastic carrier bags with an expandable gusset gives you added flexibility to package your products.
For bulkier products, such as clothing or home furnishings, offering large plastic carrier bags at point of sale can be a customer lifesaver. They allow your customers caught without a reusable bag to get their new products home dry and dirt free. Our extra-large plastic carrier bags are made from high quality, 50 micron thick durable polyethylene that can carry heavy and bulky goods. For smaller but heavy items, look for reinforced handles, such as on our coloured plastic bags.
Plastic carrier bags can be more than simply functional too. We can create custom printed plastic carrier bags for your business, so your brand can share the spotlight alongside your fantastic products.
Are plastic carrier bags recyclable?
As a business, we are always looking for ways to close the loop. That’s why we've taken the initiative to ensure our plastic bags are sustainably sourced, degradable and recyclable where possible.
Because plastic bags are durable and take longer to degrade over time, they’re ideal for reuse. Or if you dispose of them via a recycling centre, they can be washed, shredded, melted, and then reformed into plastic pellets to be remade into other products like our 100% recycled content plastic carrier bags (that are themselves recyclable).
We stock several recycled plastic carrier bags, including transparent bags, and bags with handles. For more information on how your business can be more eco-friendly, check out our blog post on recycling plastic bags.
Looking for plastic carrier bags wholesale? Speak to our packaging specialists on 0800 542 44 28 for more information on bulk orders and packaging solutions for your business.