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Carrier Bags

carrier bagsPlanet Packaging are pleased to announce we have merged with Packaging Supplies of Kidderminster who have been trading since 1979. Keith and Diane have decided to retire and are currently working part time with Planet in the short term to ensure a smooth transfer.

We are working with new suppliers as well and have a range of industrial and retail plain stock we can now supply to existing and new customers.

There were approximately 8 billion single use plastic carrier bags given out to UK shoppers in 2014.

From the 5th October 2015 all retailers with more than 249 employee’s are legally bound to charge 5p per single use carrier bag.  If you are a smaller employer you will not have to charge for single use carrier bags but you may wish to provide a charity box of your choice for customers who wish to support the charging of single use carrier bags.

With the new UK bag tax we could see a reduction of single use carrier bags of up to 80% in supermarkets and 50% on the high street.

Planet Packaging based in Poulton Le Fylde in the North West, Jeremy Tipler who runs Planet Packaging Ltd has over 18 years experience both in manufacturing and as a merchant supplying both the trade and retail accounts across the UK and Northern Ireland.  Jeremy was formerly a director at Storepar Ltd which ceased trading in January 2009, that company manufactured a select range of printed plastic bags.

The plastic carrier bags supplied by Planet Packaging are as standard manufactured with a biodegradable additive at the extrusion stage.  Either Schulman’s DEG68 which degrades polyethylene under the influence of light and heat or Biothene an additive that is oxy biodegradable additive whereby it starts to degrade under UV light and is accelerated by heat.

Planet Packaging specializes in bespoke printed plastic carrier bags, printed paper carrier bags, printed mailing bags and re usable printed cotton, printed jute and woven pp bags.  Over 85% of the bags supplied by Planet Packaging are manufactured in the UK, this in turn keeps our delivery lead times down to approximately 4 weeks.

For a brief overview on carrier bag production courtesy of ‘How It’s Made’ by Discovery Science broadcast on You Tube please click below.

Planet take environmental issues seriously, we do not supply plastic carrier bags without a degradable additive being added at the production stage. We always encourage our customers to add a logo showing the polythene film is biodegradable and recyclable, in turn showing their commitment to environmental issues.

Planet Packaging specialise in short run bespoke printed carrier bags suitable for exhibitions, promotions or shop openings.  If you are looking for a quick turnaround from one spot colour print up to full colour digital process print we can supply from 100 printed carrier bags in some styles.  We aim to offer a one stop printed carrier bag service.

We also offer a wide variety of other packaging products, from printed cardboard boxes(Planet works as a sales agent for Kirkham Box Company), tissue paper, self adhesive labels through to layflat tubing, heavy duty sacks(sales agent for Select Products), postal packaging and stretchwrap amongst other things – protective packaging is supplied by M. Duerden Ltd Planet are a sales agent achieving the best prices possible for our customers.

Planet Packaging are aiming to provide a personal, bespoke solution for our customers, delivering excellent service, consistent quality, innovation, environmental efficiencies all at a competitive price.  We don’t try to push a product on you but sell the solution to your packaging problems.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your enquiry.

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