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Brown Paper Grocery Bags at Wholesale and in Bulk

Grocery Paper Bags, also sometimes called Kraft Bags, can be found right here at CleanItSupply.com. Forget those flimsy plastic bags that do not hold much and can rip or tear spilling contents all over making a frustrating mess. Our strong, wholesale brown grocery bags are available for immediate delivery at affordable discount prices. Our brown grocery paper bags are strong, durable, and recyclable, making them a green alternative to plastic shopping bags. These grocery brown paper bags are great for bagging just about any kind of grocery or store-bought item. They are strong, durable, and can be used more than once making them an economical choice product. Need white grocery paper bags? No problem! We carry a selection of both brown Kraft bags and white paper bags for a wide range of preferences and needs. Prefer handles on your brown paper bags? We have tote handle brown paper bags, too! From general duty to heavy duty to lawn/leaf bags, we carry them all in stock and ready to ship.

What is the size of a brown paper grocery bag?

Brown paper bags vary in size.  A typical grocery bag is strong and can hold anywhere from 2 to a whopping 75 pounds worth of items. Paper grocery bags vary in dimensions but are usually about 7 inches in depth, 17 inches in height, and around 12 inches in width. 

What is a Kraft paper bag?

Kraft paper bags are made from paper or cardboard that are manufactured from chemical pulp that created by using the kraft process. Kraft paper bags are named after the bag-making process. Wood pulp for sack paper is made from softwood by a manufacturing method known as the kraft process. Its strength is provided by the long fibers and its wet strength is increased when chemicals are added to further improve upon it. Kraft paper bags can be white or brown in color. A paper machine produces sack paper from the wood pulp. That sack paper is then microprepped to add absorbency and pliability for high tear resistance. Kraft bags are strong and durable.

If you ever wondered what a term that is used for describing a paper bag meant for "Trivial Pursuit" reasons or otherwise, then you are in luck! Here are some of the most commonly used paper bag terms and descriptions:

Paper basis weight is describing the thickness of the paper used to manufacture the paper bag. An increase in the basis weight naturally will increase the amount of paper needed to make the bag. A basis weight of a general or standard grocery bag is able to hold approximately 30 to 49 pounds; whereas, a basis weight of over 50 pounds is classified as a heavy duty paper bag.

A gusset is the indented fold on the sides and bottom of a paper bag allowing for the bag’s expansion for increased capacity.

The most common type of paper bags are those that have a flat bottom design that open up with a flat bottom and stay that way for ease of loading.

Paper bags with a pinch bottom design have firmly-sealed pointed bottom on the bags. These types of bags are commonly used for cards, candy and other small items.

What is the size of a brown paper lunch bag?

The size of a standard brown paper lunch bag is: 5-1/8" length x 3-1/8" width x 10-5/8" height. For comparison purposes, the size of a typical grocery brown bag is: 12” width x 7” deep x 17” height and can hold approximately 75 pounds.

How do they make brown paper bags?

Standard grocery brown paper bags are made from kraft paper. As previously mentioned, wood pulp for sack paper is made from softwood by a manufacturing method known as the kraft process. Its strength is provided by the long fibers and its wet strength is increased when chemicals are added to further improve upon it. A paper machine produces sack paper from the wood pulp. That sack paper is then microprepped to add absorbency and pliability for high tear resistance. Kraft bags are strong and durable. 

How much does it cost to produce a paper bag?

The New York Times states that the plastic industry reported that a standard store plastic grocery bag costs about one cent to produce. It costs about 4 to 5 cents to manufacture a paper bag.

Are paper bags renewable? Are brown paper bags recyclable?

Yes and yes. All paper bags are renewable because they are made from a renewable resource: trees. Paper bags are not only renewable, but also recyclable, compostable, and of course, reusable.

Are brown paper bags compostable?

Yes, brown bags are compostable. Brown bags are also recyclable. Which fate is better for the environment? Of course, recycling takes no effort of any kind on the consumer’s part other than throwing it into the recycling bin. Yet recycling is a manufacturing process that requires energy from a source. Composting requires no outside energy source other human bodily energy when mixing up your compost pile a bit every so often.

How many trees are cut down to make paper bags?

Americans are reported to use 10 billion grocery brown paper bags every year equating to about 14 million trees to be cut down and used for their production. Yet, the United States grows more trees than it harvests. It does take much more energy to manufacture a paper bag than it does a plastic bag. Yet plastic bags are made of petroleum, a non-renewable resource that is harmful to the environment.

Are all paper bags biodegradable?

Yes, but it takes many years, possibly decades, for a brown paper bag to biodegrade because of the lack of oxygen to help it break down. About 80% of all paper bags actually wind up in landfills, but we can do better with that number. Paper bags also cost more to put into the landfill in comparison to plastic bags since paper bags take up more space by weight and volume than plastic. These reasons are why it is very important to reuse, recycle or compost our paper bags. It does not make much sense not to.

What material takes the longest to break down?

According to the Down2EarthMaterials website, the following list is the estimated time for some commonly used items to decompose in landfill sites:

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1/6-40/40# Tall Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Grocery Bags 400 (BAG SK1/64040)

GEN 1/6 Brown Kraft Paper Grocery Bags, 52lb, 500 Bags (BAG SK1652)

General Supply Standard-Duty Paper Grocery Bags, Kraft, 500 Bags (BAG SK1657)

GEN Brown Paper Bag, 75-lb. Capacity, 12" x 7" x 17", 400 Bags (BAG SK1675)

16# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX16)

20# Tall Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX2060)

25# Shorty Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX2560S)

12# Brown Kraft Paper Bags, Standard Grade, 500 Bags (BAG GK12-500)

16# Brown Kraft Paper Bags, Standard Grade, 500 Bags (BAG GK16-500)

20# Brown Kraft Paper Bags, Standard Grade, 500 Bags (BAG GK20-500)

20# Shorty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GK20S-500)

2# Brown Kraft Paper Bags, Standard Grade, 500 Bags (BAG GK2-500)

25# Shorty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GK25S-500)

4# Brown Kraft Paper Bags, Standard Grade, 500 Bags (BAG GK4-500)

5# Brown Kraft Paper Bags, Standard Grade, 500 Bags (BAG GK5-500)

General #6 Kraft Paper Grocery Bags, 35 lbs. Capacity, 500 Bags (BAG GK6-500)

8# Brown Kraft Paper Bags, Standard Grade, 500 Bags (BAG GK8-500)

10# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX10-500)

12# Brown Kraft Paper Bags, Standard Grade, 500 Bags (BAG GX12-500)

2# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX2-500)

4# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX4-500)

5# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX5-500)

6# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX6-500)

8# Heavy-Duty Brown Kraft Paper Bags 500 per Bundle (BAG GX8-500)

General 12# Paper Bag, 40-lb Base Weight, Brown Kraft, 500 per Pack (BAGGK12500)

General 16# Paper Bag, 40-lb Base Weight, Kraft, 500 per Pack (BAGGK16500)

General 20# Paper Bag, 40-lb Base Weight, Brown Kraft, 500 Bags BAGGK20500)

General 20# Squat Paper Bag, 40-lb Base, Brown Kraft, 500 Bags (BAGGK20S500)

General 2# Paper Bag, 30-lb Base Weight, Kraft, 4-5/16x2-7/16x7-7/8 (BAGGK2500)

General 25# Kraft Paper Bags, 40-lb Base, 500 per Bundle (BAGGK25S500)

General 4# Paper Bag, 30-Pound Basis Weight, Kraft, 500 Bags (BAGGK4500)

General 5# Paper Bag, 35-lb. Base, Brown Kraft, 500 Bags (BAGGK5500)

General 6# Paper Bag, 35-lb Base Weight, Brown Kraft (BAGGK6500)

General 8# Paper Bag, 35-Pound Base, Kraft, 6-1/8 x 4.17 x 12-7/16 (BAGGK8500)

General Paper Bag, 57-lb Base, Brown Kraft, 7-1/16 x 4-1/2 x 13-3/4 (BAGGX12500)

General 16# Paper Bag, 57-lb Base Weight, Brown Kraft, 500 per Bundle (BAGGX16)

General 2# Paper Bag, 50-Pound Base, Brown Kraft, 400 Bags (BAGGX2500)

General 4# Paper Bag, 50-Pound Base Weight, Brown Kraft (BAGGX4500)

General 5# Extra Heavy Duty Paper Bag, Brown Kraft, 500 Bags (BAGGX5500)

General 6# Paper Bag, 50-lb Base Weight, Brown, 6 x 3-5/8 x 11-1/16 (BAGGX6500)

General Paper Bag, 57-Pound Base, Kraft, 6-1/8 x 4.17 x 12-7/16 (BAGGX8500)

General 1/6 52# Paper Bag, 52-Pound Base Weight, Kraft, 500-Bundle (BAGSK1652)

General Brown Paper Bag, 57-lb. Base Weight, 500 Bags (BAGSK1657)

General 1/6 Brown Paper Bag, 75-lb, 12 x 7 x 17, 400-Bundle (BAGSK1675)

Duro Bag 11-lb Kraft Paper Bags, Natural, 500/Carton (BAGGX2060)

Duro Bag 12.5-lb Kraft Paper Bags, Natural, 500/Carton (BAGGX2560S)

General 10# Brown Paper Bag, 6-5/16 x 4-3/16 x 13-3/8, 500 Bags (BAGGX10500)

General Grocery Paper Bags, White, 5-lb Capacity, 500 Bags (BAGGW5500)

General 1/6 E-Z Tote Handle Brown Paper Bag, 300 Bags (BAGSK1670EZ300)

Duro Lawn/Leaf 30 Gallon Self-Standing Bags, Kraft Brown, 50 Bags (DRO13818)

General #10 Paper Grocery Bag, 50lb Kraft, Heavy-Duty, 500 bags (BAGGH10500)