Plastic Bags

We stock a comprehensive range of plastic bags as well as being able to manufacture to your specifications and printing requirements.

Welcome to Welpac Packaging, your go-to source for versatile and convenient plastic packaging solutions. Catering to a wide range of industries since 1988, we believe in the practicality of plastic bags without compromising on environmental sustainability.

With our variety of recyclable and reusable options, we’re redefining what it means to be environmentally responsible in the packaging industry. Scroll down as we unpack the benefits and versatility of this handy material without forgetting its impact on our beautiful planet.

The Problem: Environmental Impact of Plastic Bags

Pollution of land and water

Plastic bags hurt our earth and water. They stack in huge heaps on the land and fill up rubbish tips all around the globe. These sacks emit harmful gases like methane and carbon dioxide.

These fumes damage our atmosphere. Plastic can spoil soil, making it poor for plants to grow in. Also, when plastic reaches our oceans, it damages all sea life too.

Harm to wildlife

Plastic bags can harm wildlife greatly. Sea turtles may consume them by accident. They mistake these bags for jellyfish, their preferred snack. This can cause harm or even lead to their death.

Not only turtles, but other animals also ingest plastic bags. Whales and fish might ingest these damaging items. The toxins in plastics could harm them as well. When wild beings chow down on plastic, they feel satisfied but gain no nutrition from it.

Contribution to climate change

Plastic carriers play a huge role in climate change. They come from oil and gas, also known as fossil fuels. Burning these fuels produces gases like carbon dioxide. These are called greenhouse gases because they trap heat in the atmosphere, much like a blanket keeps you cozy at night.

This leads to our earth getting warmer — we call this global warming! Plastic carriers continue to harm even after use. If not recycled, they end up in waste dumps or the sea where it can take them hundreds of years to decay.

While decaying, they still release damaging gases into our air!

Resource consumption

Creating plastic bags takes a lot of petrol. These bags also crowd our waste sites and don’t decay. Harm to sea life from plastic rubbish costs more than £11 billion. The impact on the world is huge when we use too many items for these bags.

We need to think of better ways to tackle this issue, like cleaning up our oceans and using less oil in their creation.

Welpac packaging company An orange plastic bag on a yellow background.
Welpac packaging company Three young people carrying plastic bags in a park.

Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Transition to reusable bags, explore alternatives like biodegradable and compostable bags and implement recycling and waste management strategies. Discover how we can make a positive impact on the environment with sustainable packaging solutions.

Transition to reusable bags

We’re switching to bags you can use again and again. These bags don’t make a lot of rubbish. They are strong and long-lasting. This lets us keep our stuff longer.

Plus, these multiple-use bags are kind to the world we live in. They don’t create dirty air like plastic ones do. You can put them into recycling as well! With these kinds of bags, we produce less litter and help our world stay tidy.

Alternatives to plastic bags (biodegradable, compostable, paper)

More than just plastic bags are on offer. There’s a whole range of other options that treat our world with care. Biodegradable, compostable, and paper bags are becoming the top choice for many buyers now.

These don’t stick around in rubbish dumps like their plastic peers do! If we all move to use them more, we can aid our earth in staying tidy and green. So take the leap today and pick a bag that benefits everyone!

Recycling and waste management strategies

We believe in recycling and caring for rubbish. Smart tactics are used here to handle waste and push a circle-based economy. The aim is to change plastic mess into fantastic fixes! Landfills and burning are not our ways of getting rid of things.

Rather, we lean on resource retrieval from rubbish – it’s all about reusing what has been thrown away. Old items breathe life into new ones! This halts rubbish pile-up and helps shield our earth.

Better rubbish frameworks also have a big role in dealing with the problem of plastic litter everywhere. So the way we deal with junk is being improved at every step!

Welpac packaging company A stack of plastic bags in various colors.
Welpac packaging company A pile of plastic bags on a white background.

How We Can Make a Difference

We actively support sustainable packaging initiatives, educate and raise awareness about the environmental impact of plastic bags, and partner with organizations and communities to find innovative solutions.

Supporting sustainable packaging initiatives

At our packaging company, we are dedicated to helping the environment. We think it’s important to take care of the Earth and use fewer resources. That’s why we offer eco-friendly packaging made from sustainable materials.

These materials don’t harm the environment and appeal to people who care about sustainability when they buy things. We actively work on using more sustainable packaging to reduce plastic pollution, save energy, and handle packaging waste better.

With our partners and customers, we’re working towards a greener future.

Educating and raising awareness

We believe that it is important to educate and inform people about the harmful effects of plastic bags on the environment. By raising awareness, we can inspire individuals to make more sustainable choices.

Public campaigns and community involvement are crucial in reducing plastic waste and promoting recycling programs. Through partnerships with organizations and local communities, we aim to share the knowledge and skills needed to implement long-lasting solutions for plastic pollution.

Together, we can create a greener future by encouraging sustainable practices and strategies to reduce waste.

Partnering with organizations and communities

We think it’s important to work with groups and communities to deal with the flexibility and convenience of plastic bags. By teaming up with these people, we can come up with new ideas for solving the problem of too much plastic and improving how we deal with waste.

Working together, we can encourage people to dispose of and recycle plastic bags properly. We also want more people to know about the bad effects of plastic pollution and understand how to manage plastic waste better.

Teamwork means we can really make a difference in meeting goals for dealing with plastic waste in a sustainable way.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

We are dedicated to providing eco-friendly packaging solutions and actively collaborate with our suppliers and customers to reduce waste and promote recycling. Contact us for all your sustainable packaging needs.

Eco-friendly packaging solutions

Using eco-friendly packaging is important for reducing our impact on the environment. These sustainable options help address climate change and plastic pollution while also improving brand reputation and attracting eco-conscious customers.

Paper bags are becoming more popular as they use renewable resources and can be recycled. Other sustainable options include biodegradable materials, recycled paper, and plant-based alternatives that are durable and high-quality.

Foam is also a good choice as it can be recycled or break down naturally. By using these eco-friendly packaging options, businesses can make a positive difference in protecting our planet.

Collaboration with suppliers and customers

We believe that working together with suppliers and customers is important for our commitment to sustainability. By collaborating, we can find packaging solutions that are good for the environment and our business.

We actively work with suppliers who share our values of taking care of the environment, sourcing things in a green way, and reducing waste. By teaming up with like-minded organizations, we can come up with new ideas for sustainable packaging and help create a circular economy.

Our focus on getting customers involved also allows us to teach them about the importance of making sustainable choices when it comes to packaging. Together, we can make a difference by reducing waste and using renewable resources for a greener future.