Are you looking to switch to eco-friendly mailing bags? Not sure which green options are best for your printed mailing bag products?
With many businesses starting to become conscious of their environmental footprint, more and more are looking to switch to more degradable packaging, you are bound to have many questions. As one of the UK’s most trusted and respected packaging suppliers, our experts have put together a handy guide on choosing plastic or paper printing mailing bag packaging.
There are many pros and cons to consider when it comes to choosing between plastic or paper mailing bags. Firstly, both mailing types can be printed with your branding design but for much more intricate and high-end tone work etc, plastic mailing bags will always give a better higher quality print result due to the films surface. On the other hand, plastic mailing bags which are mainly produced from LDPE (low density polythene) are 100% recyclable and can also be produced from a range of biodegradable LDPE films.
In our opinion more and more plastic recycling facilities will be opening in the future as this is where all our plastic waste should be going. Paper mailing bags are 100% compostable and come from sustainable sources but their overall carbon footprint is worth thinking about because the bulky nature of the product makes transport costs higher.
Plastic mailing bags are stronger than paper mailing bags, more durable & waterproof. This is something else to think about and will depend on your product type and how important it is to be protected during its transportation.
More importantly, from a cost point of view paper mailing bags are in the region of 30%/40% more expensive than plastic mailing bags.
Why you should contact the printed mailing bag specialists?
Elliott packaging specialise in bespoke flexible packaging, offering high quality products and an exceptional service. All our waste is recycled, and all packaging is recyclable, can contain recycled content or can be produced using degradable films.
For all printed mailing bag enquries, there are a number of ways you can get in touch. You can speak to our advisors by giving us a call on 01606 350036, contact Elliott Packaging by filling out our contact form where a member of our sales team will respond, or for a more instant response, you can speak to use immediately by using our online chat facility.