• 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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    • Our products

    • Unique Offering

      food to go paper bags

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

    • Nature’s Friendliest Carrier

      reusable paper bag

      A first for the paper bag industry, brought to you by AB Group Packaging. The Reusable Paper Bag is 'Natures Friendliest Carrier'. Super strong, water and tear resistant and 100% 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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    • Our services

    • Carbon Neutral Products

      Carbon Neutral Bag

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

    • Global Supply Chain

      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.

    • Planet conscious paper bags

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

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    • Ocean Friendly

      Clean sea with Sealions and seals

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

    • Forests for the future

      Tree saplings

      We work closely with our customers and suppliers in order to supply sustainably sourced paper. PEFC & FSC 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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    • Thinking outside the bag

      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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    • About us

    • Strategic locations = optimal supply

      Countries map

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

    • Ethical supply chain

      Ethical supply chain image

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

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Committed to carbon neutral manufacturing for a cleaner, brighter future.

Clean Seas bag

Credentials that show your customers you care

We source the paper we use in our bags from responsibly managed forests, which have stringent chain of custody processes in place to meet PEFC and FSC requirements. Because of this, AB Group Packaging’s customers can carry this message through to the end user by having the appropriate FSC or PEFC logo reproduced on their packaging.

We also offer a recyclable paper bag made from customers’ own paper-based waste material – a unique offering in our industry – this product choice delivers two meaningful outcomes for the customer; the lowest cost, branded paper carrier bags in the marketplace AND a product that has the lowest environmental impact.

The Full Circle Paper Bag is the end product of a sustainable production system called “Full Circle”. AB Group Packaging specialises in the design and co-ordination of the various partners in Full Circle System for its customers.

The Full Circle symbol, with it’s ever-chasing arrows, gets printed on every paper bag and indicates to your customers that this is a paper bag with the most positive environmental credentials in the marketplace. The logo design actually symbolizes the Full Circle Closed Loop System with the arrows indicating the 3 steps in the process.

Collection

Customers’ used/waste, paper/cardboard packaging is brought to a recycling facility and undergoes special recycling processing preparing it for use by the paper mill.

Manufacturing

The recycled material is made into paper by the paper mill and then converted into paper bags by AB Group Packaging.

Distribution

The third step which closes the Full Circle system, is when the store distributes the recycled paper bags made from your own paper-based waste material.

The entire production system is environmentally sound by design and fully consistent with circular economy values. Full Circle makes sense on so many levels and you can read a case study showing how this is working in practice in the case study here.

We’re also working alongside several paper mills to champion a new “Ocean Friendly” certification for all our packaging and will announce the details here as it becomes available.

We have experts available who would be happy to discuss any sustainable innovations you would like to put in place for your bags – please get in touch here to arrange a call back.

Managing our operations in a sustainable way.

At AB Group Packaging, we believe that sustainability must come from every part of our business. We care deeply about the protection of the environment and this ethos extends across all of the teams throughout our operations.

We have proactive and adaptive environmental policies and processes in place at all of our premises and all of our teams are actively involved in driving these and thanks to their efforts, we now send zero waste to landfill.

100% of electricity used comes from renewable sources, wind or solar produced, and we continue to invest in energy efficient plant and processes to reduce our footprint even further. We currently have a team working towards generating all our own energy on-site.

We carefully and continually monitor our manufacturing processes. We’re also introducing battery powered/electrical cars and trucks across the group to further reduce emissions right across the supply chain.

A complete chain of custody system is in place for all materials used in all plants for waste that leaves each plant and we’re working on building in secondary uses for all our products as part of our circular business model.

Demonstrating our commitment to the environment.

Customers can be reassured of AB Group Packaging’s full compliance with the strictest quality management and environmental controls and that we have the accreditations to demonstrate this. We are very proud to be a long-term holder of an International Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Licence.

To be awarded an IPPC Licence, our company must prevent any pollution release to the atmosphere, water and soil. In addition, we must reduce quantities of waste arising from our industrial installations, to ensure the highest level of environmental protection and to continuously reduce the amount of energy and chemicals used within our plants on a yearly basis. The IPPC licence is enforced by stringent spot audits, with supporting documentation kept up to date at all times detailing our compliance with the license including a complete chain of custody for all materials entering and leaving our sites.

If you feel that our company ethos and credentials would make us a good fit as a supplier for your paper bags and packaging, please contact us.

Working together comes naturally

As more and more consumers are basing their buying decisions on the environmental credentials of retailers, discover how AB Group Packaging can help you fulfil your customers eco desires.