Visy launches retail paper bags

Paper, packaging, and recycling company Visy has launched an Australian-made retail paper bag, that is recyclable through Australian kerbside recycle bins.

The new heavy-weight bags—made from thicker paper containing recycled content—are rolling out in retail stores across Australia. The paper bags are being made at its manufacturing plant in Reservoir in Melbourne’s north.

Fiona Macleod, Visy’s general manager strategic retail, said the new paper bags are a win for shoppers who care about their environmental impact.

“Our recyclable paper bags are a more sustainable back up for when you’ve forgotten your own reusable bags at home or need an extra one at checkout.

“By using Australian paper and manufacturing the paper bags locally, we’re supporting local jobs in Australia and reducing our reliance on single use plastic.

“Once you’re done with your paper shopping bags, throw them in the recycle bin and we’ll turn them into new products.”

The bags also carry a Forestry Stewardship Council certification.

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