Thursday, April 18, 2024

Visy unveils new paper bags for retail

Visy has launched an Australian-made retail paper bag that is recyclable through Australian kerbside recycle bins.

Rolling out across retail stores in Australia, the new heavy-weight bags are promoted as being made from thick paper containing recycled content. They are being manufactured at Visy’s manufacturing plant in Reservoir in Melbourne’s north.

Visy General Manager Strategic Retail Fiona Macleod says the new 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,” she says.

“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, a mark of environmental integrity, which shows Visy’s fibre is responsibly sourced.

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