Sustainable paper shopping bags

Recyclable paper shopping bags and boutique bags allow you to express your brand stylishly and sustainably.

 

Paper bags in all shapes and sizes

UPM papers are ideal for variety of end-uses. High impact paper shopping bags for retail with flat or twisted handles. Flat bottom bags that children love to fill with confectionary. Pinch bottom bags to hold in the aroma of freshly baked goods. And self-standing open-mouth bags that bring home the wholesome nature of dry foods like flour and sugar, animal feed and pet food.

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Contact sales to find the perfect fit for your sustainable paper bags 

 
 
 

Bring home your commitment to sustainability

With around eight billion plastic bags polluting our cities, countryside and oceans every year, the time has come to look beyond fossils. Consumer bags and paper shopping bags offer a truly sustainable, fully recyclable alternative. Known for their combination of sustainability, strength and safety, UPM papers transform your retail bags into impactful advertisements for your brand’s commitment to the environment.

 

Recyclable paper

The future is in your hands

Made with fibres from sustainable forests, our papers help you produce shopping bags that can be recycled and turned into new products up to seven times. All UPM papers meet standard EN 643 for European List of Standard Grades of Paper and Board for Recycling when they leave our mills.

 

 

Brand reinforcement

Paper bags that make a statement

Paper shopping and boutique bags emphasise your brand’s commitment to positive action, which is exactly what today’s environmentally conscious shopper is looking for. UPM papers are also renowned for their natural, pure white and superior print surface to ensure your brand makes an impact on the street, not on the environment.

 

 

 

High strength

Making sustainability your strong point

UPM papers are produced from the highest quality virgin fibres to offer exceptional strength, even at lower basis weights. This allows you to select a lighter grammage, save on raw materials, and reduce your packaging footprint. The strength of our papers also offers a superior performance in the converting process.

 

 

Food safe

Meeting the strictest standards

UPM offers a portfolio of papers that comply with the most demanding requirements for food safety such as BfR and FDA, and our mills are all ISO 22000-certified. This makes UPM the ideal choice for any grocery, retail, shopping or consumer bag that come into direct contact with foods as varied as confectionary, fruit and flour.

 

Access a product-specific summary of relevant product safety information with the UPM product safety profiles.

 
 

Who would have thought?

The average person in the EU used up to 200 plastic bags annually*. Our experts estimate, that if each person in the EU switched just 50 of these bags to paper, we could help save up to 200,000 tons of plastics a year. 

*In 2015

 

UPM’s papers for bag and sacks packaging

Browse our at-a-glance guide to recyclable, renewable and biodegradable papers designed for consumer bags.