Paper Bags

Surestyle paper bags are a premium, eco-friendly substitute for plastic bags. Our quality Kraft paper bags are crafted from recycled paper certified by FSC™. These recycled paper bags are designed to be robust and durable, with twisted paper handles for added convenience and functionality.

At Surestyle, we're proud to offer a range of high-quality recycled paper bags that meet your business's needs while prioritising sustainability. Read below to learn more about what makes paper bags a wise branding decision.

Compliance Made Easy

As of 1st July 2019, New Zealand implemented a nationwide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, which continues to evolve in 2023. It is crucial to adapt to this change and embrace sustainable alternatives. With the ban on single-use plastic bags in effect, using paper bags ensures your business remains compliant with New Zealand regulations. Avoid potential penalties or legal issues by providing an eco-friendly packaging solution that meets the ban's requirements. Stay on the right side of the law while showcasing your commitment to sustainability. 

Customisable Branding Opportunity

Take advantage of paper bags' branding and marketing potential. Our paper bags can be customised with your logo, branding, or promotional messages, providing a simple yet effective way to encourage positive brand associations, demonstrate eco-responsibility, and market your brand. Stand out from the competition and leave a lasting impression with personalised paper bags.

Are Paper Bags Sustainable

At Surestyle, we understand the importance of choosing environmentally friendly options. Our paper bags are made from biodegradable, recyclable, and renewable resources. By opting for paper packaging, you reduce plastic waste and minimise your carbon footprint. Join the movement towards sustainability and make a positive environmental impact with our eco-friendly paper bags.

Types of Paper Bags By Surestyle

Surestyle offers a diverse range of paper bags to meet your packaging needs. Our collection includes the following types of paper bags:

  1. Recycled Brown Paper Bags:
  2. Brown paper bags is Surestyle’s best-selling paper bag in New Zealand. These environmentally friendly bags are made from recycled brown paper. They provide a natural and rustic look, perfect for eco-conscious businesses. 

  3. White Paper Bags:
  4. Our white paper bags look clean and elegant. They are versatile and suitable for various industries, including retail, hospitality, and gifting.

  5. Black Paper Bags:
  6. Our black paper bags are an excellent choice for a sophisticated and stylish option. They add a touch of luxury to any packaging presentation and are popular in fashion and boutique stores.

Surestyle's Paper Bag Sizes

  • Small Tall: 150mm wide x 80mm deep x 210mm high
  • Medium Tall: 210mm wide x 110mm deep x 270mm high
  • Large Tall: 280mm wide x 120mm deep x 350mm high
  • Large Wide: 320mm wide x 110mm deep x 250mm high
  • Extra Large Wide: 420mm wide x 130mm deep x 310mm high
  • Super Large Wide: 435mm wide x 145mm deep x 410mm high

These different sizes ensure you can find the perfect fit for your products and packaging requirements. Whether you need small paper bags, compact paper bags or larger paper bags for bulkier items, Surestyle has you covered with various paper bag sizes.

New Zealand's Single-use Plastic Products Banned or Phased out from July 2023

The Waste Minimisation (Plastic and Related Products) Regulations 2022 continues to be amended by the New Zealand Government. From 1 July 2023, the sale or manufacture of single-use plastic produce bags is not permitted which includes recyclable plastic bags, biodegradable plastic bags, plant-based or compostable plastic bags. By switching to paper bags, you align your business with this initiative and help create a cleaner and greener New Zealand.  All businesses are legally obligated to comply with the regulations. The Ministry for the Environment will first work with businesses to ensure they understand their obligations, however penalties apply for non-compliance. Learn more here. 

The Benefits of Going Eco-Friendly in Your Business

Embracing eco-friendly practices in your business has numerous benefits. Going eco-friendly helps protect the planet, enhances your brand image, and creates a positive reputation in the market. It showcases your commitment to sustainability, which resonates with environmentally conscious consumers. By offering brown paper bags as an eco-friendly packaging solution, you attract customers who prioritise green alternatives and are more likely to support businesses that share their values. 

Choose Surestyle for High-Quality Paper Bags

When it comes to reliable and sustainable paper bags, Surestyle is your trusted partner. We offer a wide range of paper bags that are durable, aesthetically pleasing, and customisable to suit your branding needs. Our commitment to quality ensures that you receive premium paper bags that meet the highest standards. 

What Uses or Industries Are Paper Bags Suitable for?

Paper bags are versatile and suitable for various uses and industries, including:

1. Takeaway, Grocery, and Checkout: Paper bags are an excellent choice for takeaway food outlets, grocery stores, and checkout counters. They provide a convenient and eco-friendly packaging solution for customers to carry their purchases.

2. Retail: Paper bags are widely used in the retail industry. Paper retail bags are perfect for clothing stores, boutiques, shoe shops, and other retail establishments. The customisable branding options make them an effective marketing tool for promoting your brand.

3. Commercial: Many commercial businesses use paper bags to package their products. These can include companies in the cosmetics, electronics, homeware, and gift industries.

4. Expos, Events and Showrooms: Paper bags are often used at trade shows, exhibitions, and showrooms. They offer a professional and eco-friendly way to distribute promotional materials, samples, and product information.

5. Markets: Farmers' markets, craft markets, and other outdoor markets benefit from using paper bags. They are durable, easy to handle, and align with the sustainability values often associated with such events.

6. Supermarkets and Convenience Stores: Paper bags are popular for supermarkets and convenience stores as they provide a reliable and eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic bags. They can accommodate a variety of grocery items and are sturdy enough for heavier loads.

7. Boutique Stores: Paper bags add an element of elegance and sophistication, making them ideal for boutique stores. They enhance the shopping experience and leave a lasting impression on customers.

How Can Paper Bags Enhance Customer Experience?

Paper bags offer a unique opportunity to enhance the customer experience, particularly during checkout. Here's how the appeal of paper bags can create a positive impression and elevate the perceived value of your products:

1. Quality and Durability: Paper bags are associated with quality and durability, unlike cheap plastic bags that often tear or lose shape. When customers receive their purchases in a sturdy paper bag, it conveys a sense of assurance that their items are well-protected.

2. Visual and Tactile Appeal: The texture and appearance of paper bags add a touch of elegance and sophistication. Customers appreciate the aesthetic appeal of the natural fibres and the subtle tactile experience of holding a well-crafted paper bag. This sensory appeal contributes to a premium shopping experience.

3. Higher-End Perception: Using paper bags can create the perception of receiving higher-end products. When customers see their purchases carefully packaged in a quality paper bag, it subconsciously reinforces the notion that they are investing in something special and of higher value. This elevated perception can positively impact their overall satisfaction and loyalty.

4. Branding and Image: The appeal of paper bags extends to branding opportunities. Customising paper bags with your logo, design, or promotional messages enhances your brand's visibility and creates a cohesive brand experience. When customers carry your branded paper bag, it showcases your commitment to quality and extends the perception of premium products to your brand as a whole.

5. Eco-Conscious Choice: By opting for paper bags, customers purchasing choices are affirmed and closed on a positive note, as the sale is finished with an eco-friendly paper bag - leaving a lasting impression on customers that extends beyond the checkout counter.