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All kinds of recyclable bags available

Bags for a range of purposes. Bags that won't split. Bags that are easy to carry. Bags that are recyclable, making them environmentally-friendly. Bags with logos, handles, clear film fronts. As Ireland’s market leader in the distribution of protective packaging products, Macfarlane Packaging Online can offer you all this and more, at prices we think you'll like.

Low-cost bags that are high on strength, style and suitability

Opting for Macfarlane Packaging Online as your retail bags supplier means getting any type of bag you specifically need, whenever you need it. Enjoy choosing from an eclectic range of bags large and small, in different shapes, strengths and colours. Or, moving away from generic versions of bag design, we can also create and reliably deliver custom-printed bags for you, if that would suit your business better?

Perhaps you're the owner or manager of a coffee shop, sandwich bar, greengrocers, a card and gift shop, or another type of busy retail outlet, and you need bags designed in such a way that your displayed and/or sold items are visible yet secure. If that's you, you'll find our film-front bags do just the job. They come in a variety of grades and sizes, and they're low priced, making them a realistic option for any busy retailer keen to control costs without compromising on service and standards.

As well as bags for retail counter sales, Macfarlane Packaging Online can supply bags for:

  • Storage
  • Refuse disposal
  • Goods that require a stitched base, to suit their shape and weight
  • Tight fastening of loose goods
  • Market stall sales, and sales of goods at one-off events (fairs, sporting tournaments, fund-raising days)

Put your company name on your bags

Why not use your bags to help promote your business? Branded bags from us can be made and delivered quickly, in any quantity you need. Recyclable paper or biodegradable polythene? Which type of high quality bags does your business need?

Whatever industry you're in, and whatever the size of your business, we have the most cost-effective packaging solutions for your products. We'll look after your packaging, leaving you to look after your business!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Corrugated cardboard boxes are made of various layers of cardboard glued together. The corrugated or wavy pattern of inside the layer of cardboard is called fluting. There are different types of fluting, and it gives corrugated cardboard its different strength and performance properties.

The most basic corrugated cardboard box is a single wall box. This is when a single layer of corrugated material is sandwiched between two flat layers of cardboard. Single wall boxes.

A double wall cardboard box has two layers of corrugated material or fluting. You can also get triple wall boxes, which are extra heavy duty.

You might also be interested to learn that Macfarlane’s stock single wall boxes and double wall boxes are both made with FSC® sourced materials and contain high levels of recycled content.

To learn more about cardboard boxes, click here to read our cardboard boxes essential guide!

Yes! Macfarlane Packaging can help you with any sort of custom packaging you need, including printed cardboard boxes. We can print packing boxes with your branding, logo, or messaging. We can also help you with retail packaging like gift boxes and shelf-ready packaging, as well as ecommerce packaging and transit packaging. Click here to learn more about custom cardboard boxes.

In addition to custom printed cardboard boxes, we can also help you design boxes that are a specific size or shape, or even with specialist fittings if you need extra protection for your products.

We believe that packaging has an important role to play in product protection but must be designed and used properly to minimise the impact on the environment.

That’s why all our stock cardboard boxes contain recycled content and can be recycled. For example, our single wall cardboard boxes contain 90% recycled content, and our double wall cardboard boxes contain 100% recycled material.

In fact, all our catalogue products are assigned an Environmental Impact Rating so you can make an informed choice about your packaging. Click here to request a catalogue to see the ratings for yourself. We also have a new sustainable packaging specialogue, that shows our complete sustainable packaging range. Click here to download a copy today.

Yes, all cardboard boxes are recyclable. And since they are easy to recycle, cardboard boxes are a great eco-friendly packaging option.

Most local authorities will collect cardboard boxes at the kerbside. However, you should remember that you should remove plastic packing tape and staples before recycling cardboard boxes, as they can contaminate the waste stream. For a simple guide to recycling cardboard boxes and other popular packaging materials, click here to read more about how to recycle your packaging.

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Going the extra packaging mile Speed up your packaging (and reduce packaging storage)

Place an order today for exceptional and environmentally-friendly eCommerce packaging that:

  • Is purposely designed for the eCommerce market
  • Can be assembled quickly and opened without a struggle
  • Is courier and postal safe
  • Usually requires no packing tape for assembly, thanks to the included "crash lock"
  • Includes product dimensions displayed as Length x Width x Depth
  • Can easily have your company name or logo printed on it helping you to stand out from the crowd.

Let us help you find the right packaging to protect not only your products, but also your brand, your reputation... Get packaging that protects your goods at key stages of the supply chain, while simultaneously saving money and being kind to the environment.

Look forward to reduced costs and delivering an enhanced customer experience. What's more, for your convenience, we can also supply you with high quality marker pens, plain labels, and other packing room accessories, making Macfarlane Packaging Online your eCommerce packaging and postal necessities one-stop-shop, saving you time, money, inconvenience, taking the pressure off.

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