• Visy is producing locally-made retail paper bags.
    Visy is producing locally-made retail paper bags.

Visy is launching an Australian-made retail paper bag today, which it describes as “heavy-weight”, being made from thicker paper containing recycled content. The new bags are recyclable through Australian kerbside recycle bins.

The paper bags, which carry a Forestry Stewardship Council certification, are being made at its manufacturing plant in Reservoir in Melbourne’s north.

Visy’s new paper bags are a “win for shoppers” who care about their environmental impact said Fiona Macleod, Visy’s general manager Strategic Retail.

“Our recyclable paper bags are a more sustainable back up for when you’ve forgotten your own reusable bags at home or need an extra one at checkout.”

“By using Australian paper and manufacturing the paper bags locally, we’re supporting local jobs in Australia and reducing our reliance on single use plastic. 

“Once you’re done with your paper shopping bags, throw them in the recycle bin and we’ll turn them into new products.”

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