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Pakmor Loop

Loop-handled convenience

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Pakmor Loop

Features

For Consumers

  • Made in the USA

  • Lower retail price: Less than 25 cents vs. $1 or more for polypropylene reusable bags

  • Carries 22 pounds

  • No broken bags

  • No double bagging

  • Easy to clean

For retailers

  • Easy to carry loop-handled design

  • Bottom-gusset design- stands up like a paper bag!

  • Shorter lead-times vs. imported woven polypropylene bags

  • Speedier checkout times

  • Extended gamut printing for rotogravure-like printing capability

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Environmental Impact

  • Lower environmental impact vs. imported polypropylene reusable bags and paper bags

  • Made with natural gas-based raw materials

  • Cleaner alternative to crude oil-based woven and non-woven imported reusable bags

  • Less water to manufacture

  • Less energy to transport

  • Easier to recycle at store bins vs. polypropylene reusable bags – which end up in the dump!

Markets

  • Retailers

  • Grocers

Pakmor Bag-to-Life cycle

  • Customers use their reusable bags until they wear out (which takes awhile!)

  • Customers recycle their used reusable bags through our Bag-to-Life program

  • New Pakmor and Pakmor Loop bags are made from recycled bags!

Pakmor

Features

For Consumers

  • Made in the USA

  • Lower retail cost: 10 cents vs. $1 or more for polypropylene reusable bags

  • Carries 22 pounds

  • Easy to clean

  • T-sack design

  • No double bagging

  • Compact to carry in a purse, pocket or the Pakmor Pouch

For retailers

  • Space saving

  • Speedier checkout times

  • Shorter order lead times

  • Fewer bags used = cost savings

  • Fits existing bagging systems

Environmental Impact

Non-renewable energy, MJ

Greenhouse gas emissions, CO2

Solid waste

Fresh water consumption, Gal

Sources

  • 1

    Boustead Consulting & Associates: “Life Cycle Assessment for Three Types of Grocery Bags—Recyclable Plastic; Compostable, Biodegradable Plastic; and Recycled, Recyclable Paper,” 2007.

  • 2

    Indicators based upon the following standard-sized bags:

  • – T-sack: 11.5 x 6.5 x 21 at .59 mil.

  • – Paper (#70 basis wt.): 12 x 7 x 17

  • – Polypropylene (PP) Woven Reusable bags: 11.9 x 8 x 15.4 at 120g. total wt.

  • – Pakmor Small: 11.5 x 6.5 x 21 at 2.25 mil.

  • 3

    Weight from mfg. website: www.durobag.com

  • 4

    Edelman Berland: Reusable Bag Study May 2014

  • 5

    Ibid: Assuming grocery-specific usage only.

  • 6

    Based on research by Joseph Greene, Ph.D., “Life Cycle Assessment of Reusable and Single-use Plastic Bags in California”, California State University, Chico Research Foundation, January 2011.

  • 7

    Based on a bag mass of 23.98 grams

  • 8

    Pakmor water usage based on per kg needed in mfg. process as assumed by Boustead report. Machine-washing not needed, so additional water usage is negligible since all Pakmor bags are cleaned with sanitary wipe or warm dish soap and sponge.

Markets

  • Retailers

  • Grocers

Information

Watch for more information on our Pakmor certified reusable bags.

Pakmor Bag-to-life Cycle

  • Customers purchase Pakmor or Pakmor Loop bags from you

  • They use their bags until they wear out (which takes awhile!)

  • Customers recycle their used Pakmor or Pakmor Loop bags through our Bag-to-Life program

  • New Pakmor and Pakmor Loop bags are made from the recycled bags!

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