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Plastic Bag Ban

Choose paper. Naturally better.

We champion paper as the preferred packaging solution because it is an environmentally responsible option.

Single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags are now banned nationwide across Australia and New Zealand. Further bans are planned going forward, targeting thicker heavyweight plastic shopping bags as well as other problematic single use plastic items. 

And now, both state and federal governments are making moves to ban thicker plastic bags, as well as other problematic items using single-use plastics.

Read more on New Zealand Latest Update  QLD Latest Update

The ban on plastic bags is about protecting our environment for now and for future generations.

In Australia, around 3.2 billion plastic bags were being used every year and while the majority of these ended up in landfill, around 40 million bags would enter the environment every year. 

Bans on other single-use plastic products are now also being implemented. For information on these food service product bans, head to

Or, browse our range of sustainable retail packaging.

Choose paper. Naturally better.


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Plastic Bag Bans – The Impact

“900 million plastic bags were saved in Queensland during the first year of the plastic bag ban.”

Banning plastic bags across both Australia and New Zealand has seen a shift in consumer behaviour in their everyday shopping, with reusable or recyclable bags the norm.

Since banning plastic bags, South Australia has highlighted a 45% decrease in the percentage of plastic bags contributing to the litter stream, the Australian Capital Territory recorded a 36% decrease.

Consumer sentiment has been generally positive toward legislative efforts. In Victoria, one of the more recent states to outlaw lightweight plastic bags, 96% of consumers indicated support of the ban.

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Paper bag handles types

Naturally Better

Made from a renewable resource, paper bags provide the perfect alternative to single-use plastic bags.

Unlike other alternatives, paper bags are:

  • reusable
  • recyclable
  • compostable

When made from quality, sustainable raw materials, paper bags offer equal or better strength than their plastic equivalents.

These bags have multiple end-of-life options - this means they won't contribute to environmental damage, making them a truly sustainable solution when sourced from an ethical manufacturer.

Paper bags can be easily and economically printed, stamped or stickered for retailers to easily add brand messaging to their bags.





Our Carry Bags are...

  • Ideal for replacing smaller single-use plastic bags
  • Carries up to 18kg
  • Features a base and gusset for great carrying capacity

Our carry bags come with a range of handle options, from paper twist handle, flat fold handles and rope handles, browse our carry bags.

Just a few of our friendliest bags.

Our recycled carry bags are the most environmentally friendly choice. These bags are made in Australia from recycled paper fibre and are completely compostable, recyclable and sustainable.

Recycled #40 Flat Fold Handle Bag

Item: C830S0009

AUD 108.25 / Carton (250) | AUD 0.43 EA

Recycled #16 Short Paper Twist Handle Bag

Item: C822S0009

AUD 81.32 / Carton (200) | AUD 0.41 EA

Recycled #16 Paris Paper Twist Handle Bag

Item: C493S0009

AUD 83.22 / Carton (200) | AUD 0.42 EA

Recycled #70 Flat Fold Handle Bag

Item: C879S0009

AUD 101.00 / Carton (200) | AUD 0.51 EA



Our Coloured Carry Bags are...

  • Ideal alternative to single-use plastic bags
  • Carries up to 13kg
  • Multiple colours in stock range

Our coloured carry bags can also be custom printed to feature your brand or messaging. Find out more about Custom Print

Choose from our range of coloured bags.

With an extensive range of colours to choose from, you're sure to find something to suit your brand.

Recycled #10 Small Petite Paper Twist Handle Bag

Item: C285S0051B

AUD 170.27 / Carton (250) | AUD 0.68 EA

#40 Flat Fold Handle Bag

Item: C486S0054

AUD 337.59 / Carton (500) | AUD 0.68 EA