Why Use A Paper Bag

Gutenberg paper bags

Paper bags have become a popular alternative to plastic bags in recent years, and for good reason. Made from renewable resources and biodegradable materials, paper bags are an eco-friendly choice for carrying groceries, clothes, gifts, and more. But what exactly is a paper bag, and how is it made?

A paper bag is a container made out of paper and usually has a flat bottom and a handle for easy carrying. The paper used to make the bags is typically made from wood pulp, which is then processed and formed into thin sheets. These sheets are then cut and folded to create the bag’s shape.

The benefits of using paper bags are numerous. First and foremost, they are much better for the environment than plastic bags. Unlike plastic bags, which can take hundreds of years to decompose and often end up polluting our waterways and harming wildlife, paper bags are biodegradable and can be recycled or composted. This means that they won’t contribute to the growing problem of plastic waste in our oceans and landfills.

In addition to being eco-friendly, paper bags are also durable and sturdy. They can hold heavy items without tearing or breaking, making them a reliable choice for carrying groceries or other heavy objects. Paper bags are also easy to customize, with many stores opting to print their logos or designs on them to promote their brand.

Of course, there are some drawbacks to using paper bags as well. For one thing, they are not as water-resistant as plastic bags, which means that they may not be the best option for carrying wet or damp items. Additionally, while paper bags are recyclable, they still require energy and resources to produce, so it’s important to use them responsibly and try to minimize our overall usage of disposable bags.

Overall, paper bags are a great choice for those looking for a more sustainable alternative to plastic bags. They are eco-friendly, durable, and easy to customize, making them a versatile and practical option for a variety of uses. By choosing paper bags over plastic, we can help reduce our environmental impact and work towards a cleaner, greener future.

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Gutenberg  MASTER BAG SFT350
Gutenberg MASTER BAG SFT350
Block bottom  MASTER BAG  550 Carrier Bag Machine
Block bottom MASTER BAG 550 Carrier Bag Machine

Make a change with MASTER BAG

Single-use plastic bags start out as fossil fuels and end up as deadly waste.

Birds often mistake shredded plastic bags for food, filling their stomachs with toxic bags. For hungry sea turtles, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish between jellyfish and floating plastic shopping bags. Fish eat thousands of tons of plastic a year, transferring it to human food. Microplastics are also consumed by people in food and may harm our health once they have entered our bodies.

Micro-Plastic products have been associated with serious health problems.

When plastic bags end up in the environment, this means more plastic bags in our oceans, more greenhouse gas emissions and more toxic air pollution, which exacerbates the climate crisis that often disproportionately affects communities.

At Gutenberg, we believe that sustainability and environmental protection are integral components of the future of manufacturing. Our mission is to provide MASTER BAG machines that produce environmentally friendly paper bags to reduce pollution through more efficient production methods.

We are committed to providing the most innovative solutions to reduce pollution, while still providing the highest quality machines. Our commitment to sustainability and environmental protection is unwavering and we strive to be an example of responsible manufacturing.

More details of MASTER BAG machines can be found here

MASTER BAG E-com 330
MASTER BAG E-com 330

The world’s greatest threat

The world’s greatest threat

The transport sector currently contributes to nearly a quarter of total global CO2 emissions and it could take many years to recover from these emissions. It is worth noting that the fumes coming out of vehicles’ engines are the most obvious toxins that cause health problems, particularly in heavily-populated cities.

The effects of air pollution are quite severe. This type of pollution is considered the main cause of rising cases of respiratory system illnesses, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. As a consequence, 90% of the population breathes polluted air, thus causing 7 million deaths a year.

Air pollution is the main cause of Ozone Layer Depletion, which is the world’s greatest threat. It results in increased UVB radiation reaching the Earth’s surface, damaging our DNA. This also has negative effects on osteoporosis, skin cancer and eye disease. Furthermore, it endangers animals, plant life, marine life, and causes the loss of wildlife species.

Over time this could lead to extensive global warming, damaging our nature and causing climate change, which in turn engenders natural disasters like the shrinking of the arctic ice, an increase in sea levels, stronger storms and cyclones, tsunamis, higher temperatures, prolonged heat waves, wildfires, changes in rainfall, acid rain, earthquakes, devastating volcanic eruptions, a change in seasons, droughts, contamination of drinking water, reduced biodiversity, spread of diseases, irreparable damage to the economy and a huge loss of life and property. These natural disasters are becoming increasingly frequent and more extreme.

Trees for All

Tress for all

Gutenberg’s eco-conscious mission, is aiming towards an ongoing goal of being to be a partner in the “Trees for All” initiative. The initiative plans on sustaining a total of 43 hectares of new forests, We will take pride in being part of this project as this is part of the ‘1 Million Trees Action Plan’ from the province of Limburg.