You might have heard of Kraft paper, but you might not know exactly what it is. Well, ‘Kraft’ is German for strength, and it was invented during the 1880s when Carl F. Dahl discovered that treating wood’s cellulose pulp with sulphate chemicals increased the paper’s strength. It might be well over a hundred years old, but we’re pleased to see Kraft bags making a comeback as more and more businesses and consumers turn their backs on plastic.
Here are just a few reasons you should choose Kraft bags over plastic bags.
Kraft Paper is More Eco-Friendly
As you probably already know, plastic can be a huge environmental problem. Plastic bags are not usually biodegradable and require plenty of energy and resources to recycle. In contrast, Kraft paper bags are extremely good for the environment. Kraft paper is 100% recyclable and biodegradable, and it can be made sustainably. Switching from plastic to Kraft paper is just one small act that reduces our impact on the environment.
Kraft Paper Lasts Longer
Since ‘Kraft’ literally means strength, you should have already guessed that durability is a key benefit. One of the main issues with single-use plastic bags is that they don’t last very long. Carry anything heavy and they’ll stretch and break. Keep using them for more than a few weeks and they’ll start to come apart. In contrast, you can keep using Kraft bags for months to come.
Kraft Paper is Cooler
Kraft paper holds important practical benefits, but most customers find it appealing simply because it’s quite a cool material. Kraft paper has an old-fashioned simplicity that most people enjoy, and yet it still feels strong and upscale in the hand. You’ll also find it takes printing well and makes colours pop, so Kraft paper is great if you’re looking for branded paper bags. Plastic bags aren’t as fashionable and usually fade or stretch over time, obscuring your printed message.