Did you know that from the 5th October 2015 large retailers in England will be charging their 
customers for single use carrier bags? 

Any retailer with over 250 employees will start charging at least 5p per plastic bag under new government rules aimed to benefit the environment.  See below an infographic about carrier bag usage in the UK and some suggestions from Steel City Marketing of environmentally friendly promotional bags that can be branded to suit your company.

Carrier Bag Infographics Ed

Sources: www.wrap.org.uk; www.govt.uk/guidance/carrier-bag-charges-retailers-responsibilities; www.gov.uk/government/news/plastic-bag-charge-set-to-benefit-the-environment.    All of the polythene bags we supply are fully degradable.


Steel City Recommends…


Rainham Pocket Tote

Tote/shopper bag ideal for shows & exhibitions.  Available in a vibrant selection of shades.

Size: 39 x 45 x 12cm
Print Area: 22.5 x 26cm
Volume: 21.06l
Max Load: 4.5kg





Gillingham Handle Bag

Tote/shopper bag with 7.8cm gusset, ideal for shows & exhibitions.

Size: 37.5 x 33 x 7.8cm
Print Area: 25 x 22.5cm
Volume: 5l
Max Load: 1.6kg




Rainham Fold Up

Open It, Use It, Fold it up

Tote/shopper bag which conveniently folds up into a smaller pouch to save space.

Size: 46 x 38cm (20 x 11.5cm folded)
Print Area: 22.5 x 26cm
Volume: 12.8l
Max Load: 3.1kg

All the above bags are:
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Made from Reach compliant 80gsm non-woven polypropylene
  • AZO-Free & Low Cadmium
  • Value for Money