Paper Bag Terminology for Beginners
The humble paper bag has been a household workhorse since its introduction in the 1870s. Over the past 150 years, it’s been a lunchtime and grocery store staple. Since the introduction of plastic bags, paper bags have become less and less common. But plastic grocery bags aren't really reusable and can't be used in the same way as paper bags. Some consumers who have been forced to buy paper bags from web retailers have found the process very confusing. What follows are some terms that are commonly used by brown paper bag wholesalers.
Custom Printed Bags - Whether it's a wedding, a Halloween party, or a charity fund raiser, there are certain events that call for custom printed brown paper bags. These items are readily available on the Internet. Consumers should be aware that most of these bags will come from overseas, and order well ahead of the event.
Paper Bag Wrapping Paper - This product must have been invented by a master salesman. After all, any brown paper bag can be used to wrap gifts. But, as traditional heavy duty paper bags have become less and less common, this gift wrapping product has become more popular.
Recycled Paper Bags - Some environmentally conscious people are reluctant to use paper bags that aren't made from recycled materials. The bottom of a recycled bag has a symbol that clearly identifies its status as a recycled product. If recycled paper bags are not available, many consumers use reusable canvas bags in their place.