• Multi-national paper bags manufacturer

      We specialise in supply to high volume buyers for the following market sectors. Whatever your specification, we can customise bags and services to budget.

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    • Unique Offering

      food to go paper bags

      Therm SealTM PEFC paper bags, perfect for keeping food hot or cold during transit. Ideal for both delivery and food-to-go.

    • RePapaPac®Nature’s Friendliest Carrier

      Repapapac - reusable paper bag

      A first for the paper bag industry, brought to you by AB Group Packaging. RePapaPac®, the Reusable Paper Bag is 'Natures Friendliest Carrier'. 100% reusable, super strong, water and tear resistant and sustainable. This product is fast becoming an alternative to thicker plastic bags for customers looking to reduce the amount of plastic in their stores.

    • We serve many different buyer scenarios:

      We work with “new to paper bag” high volume buyers transitioning away from plastic bags.
      We can project manage transitions of all or part supply portfolios from Plastic to Paper.
      We work with buyers seeking a new or second supplier for their paper bags.

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    • Carbon Neutral Products

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      Green energy efficient, clean air manufacturing processes and ethical supply chain make us the natural choice.

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      Global Supply Chain

      The primary mission of AB Group Packaging is guaranteed supply. We employ ERP systems to create strategies to always meet demand. You always have bags at the right size, in the right place and at the right time and within your budget.

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      Sustainable forestry management, clean power and carbon neutral manufacturing make AB Group's paper bags the natural choice.

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      Learn more about our latest innitiative to introduce 'Ocean Friendly' certification for paper products.

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      We work closely with our customers and suppliers in order to supply sustainably sourced paper. PEFC certified paper is available.

    • Local and global responsibility

      UK river

      We employ stringent quality and environmental controls to ensure the highest level of environmental protection across all our locations.

    • Innovative partnerships for better paper bags

      Working alongside paper manufacturers, technical institutions and customers to define the way paper bags meet future demand.

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      Innovation in a bag

      We specialize in cutting edge carry bag constructions using sustainable paper.

    • Designed for your brand

      paper bag design

      Our design team are experts at maintaining brand consistency across complex projects in multiple locations and languages.

    • Ocean Friendly certification

      Dolphins surfing in a Clean ocean

      Working alongside partner paper mills to develop certifications to keep our waters clean.

    • Multinational, high-volume paper bag manufacturer

      Three strategically located plants provide high quality paper bags and flexible packaging solutions for local, national and multinational brands.

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    • Strategic locations = optimal supply

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      With three manufacturing plants in the UK, Ireland and Spain along with large warehouse capacity, we're ideally placed for supply across the world.

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      We constantly monitor our supply chain to ensure it meets the highest ethical standards.

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Coronavirus decays faster on paper bags than plastic

A review of independent studies emerging indicates any reversion to plastic bags for reasons of convenience or cost by government is completely contrary to protecting the health of our community. In fact studies by scientists for the New England Journal of Medicine show that the virus could linger on plastic for up to three days whereas it rapidly disippates on card and paper within 24 hours and he amount of virus that lasts to the full 24 hours is a tiny fraction.

Read the full article here: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/coronavirus/heres-how-long-coronavirus-lasts-on-surfaces-and-in-the-air-but-does-it-really-matter/2341502/

Read the study here: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973

Plastic Health Summit

Research now shows that not only is single use plastic damaging our planet but it may also be harming our health.
It is thought that we ingest thousands of invisible plastic particles each year through food, water and breathing, with the consumption of seafood and bottled water being among the main causes. This was evidenced by research at the Medical University of Vienna that found 20 microplastic particles in every ten grams of human stool.

At the summit in Amsterdam in October, the results of a study by the University Medical Centre (UMC) Utrecht were revealed to indicate that immune cells that recognise and attack microplastics die quickly as a result of the contact. The implications of this could be serious, as forms of accelerated cell death or damage can prompt an inflammatory response in the body.

Read more about the research and findings here: http://geographical.co.uk/people/development/item/3422-microplastic-human-cells

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Further validation of the work of the paper industries and certifiying bodies such as PEFC, FSC in actively managing, restoring and developing forests globally has been demonstrated in a study published in the Science journal on 5th July.

The study identified that planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis. The study goes on to show the first calculation of how many more trees could be planted without encroaching on crop land or urban areas.

To read the article in Science follow this link, or read a companion article in The Guardian follow this link.

On Friday 11th May the United Nations announced that almost all the world’s countries have agreed on a deal aimed at restricting shipments of hard-to-recycle plastic waste to poorer countries.

The agreement – signed by 187 countries in Geneva, Switzerland, under the convention – means that countries will have to monitor where plastic waste goes when it leaves their borders. The UN estimates that 100m tonnes of plastic can now be found in the oceans so, whilst this agreement is a huge step in the right direction, retailers, producers and distributors across the globe can take significant steps to reduce their own impact by simply making the switch to paper bags and packaging instead of plastic.

Source: The Guardian https://bit.ly/2VvTCGp