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Mailing Bags with Printed Designs
An exclusive set of designer printed mailers in handy pack sizes.
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Packaging features & standards

Packaging features & standards

Look out for these icons in the Polybags Shop highlighting some of the special features of our packaging products and the industry standards that they comply with.

For more information click an icon below or wherever you see one across the Polybags website.

This icon denotes biodegradable packaging that offers a green alternative to regular polythene. This category covers two main types of packaging: compostable bags and bio-additive bags - find out more about both from the respective sections below.

This icon denotes packaging made from compostable material with a minimum 30% renewable content share. These products first disintegrate (within 12 weeks) and then biodegrade (within six months) into CO2, water and biomass, in line with industrial composting standard EN13432.

Products displaying this icon are made from polythene containing an additive that accelerates the degradation process. On disposal, these eco-friendly products break down into small fragments before biodegrading into carbon dioxide, water and humus.

Products and categories displaying this icon are part of Polybags' eco-friendly range - packaging that gets the job done whilst reducing environmental impact. Includes biodegradable and compostable packaging, plus products made from recycled content and renewable resources.

This icon denotes that a product is certified to Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards (BRCGS) - formerly known as the British Retail Consortium (BRC). This international mark of excellence assures customers in over 80 countries worldwide that products are manufactured to the highest possible standards.

Products and categories displaying this icon are classified as food safe - i.e. they are made from food-grade polythene that meets all necessary legislative standards and guidelines for use whilst packaging or handling food.

This icon denotes that the product (bag) is made from freezer-grade polythene. Our freezer bags contain an Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) additive that prevents them becoming brittle and cracking at temperatures as low as -30°C.

Products and categories displaying this icon are from Polybags' extra strong range. With a minimum thickness of 100 micron (400 gauge), these bags and film will demonstrate excellent strength and improved tear resistance, giving extra peace of mind to the customer.

Products displaying this icon are Polymax bags. Exclusive to Polybags, these super-strong and super-thin bags use 40% less polythene than regular bags but offer the same strength, whilst providing cost savings of up to 25%.

This icon denotes our range of high security mailing bags and labels, which provide an extra level of security for your deliveries for added peace of mind.

Products and categories displaying this icon are peel & seal bags - quick and easy-to-use sealable bags that require no tape, clips, ties or external sealants. Simply peel off a layer of film and fold down the adhesive strip - simple as that!

This icon denotes a product or category from Polybags' range of resealable bags. Featuring a sturdy integral seal, these bags can be sealed over and over again with no need for any additional sealant, clip or tie.

Products and categories displaying this icon are made from industry-standard pink antistatic polythene, which prevents the build-up of static electricity on its surface. Note: to protect delicate electronic items, try our range of static shield (ESD) bags - see below.

This icon denotes a bag that can protect its contents from the effects of an electrostatic discharge (ESD) or electric shock. These multi-layered polythene bags are suitable for use with delicate electronic components or static-sensitive items.

Products displaying this icon are made - either entirely or in part - from recycled material. These eco-friendly products either use recycled in-house waste or material from recycled consumer products to reduce their environmental impact.

Products displaying this icon are made from recycled waste polythene collected in Polybags HQ during the manufacturing process. This allows us to offer a consistently high standard of product whilst reducing the impact on the environment.

Post-consumer recycling (PCR) takes plastic used by consumers and turns it into new products. Whilst products may feature slight irregularities in colour, grade and texture, PCR offers a more sustainable recycling option, by diverting used plastic from landfill.

Products displaying this icon are derived from sugars, oils, starches or other natural, renewable sources that - unlike fossil fuels - can be replenished. These bioplastics can be converted into polymers using similar processes to those used by traditional polythene.

I'm Green is an eco-friendly polythene made from ethanol derived from sugar cane, rather than traditional fossil fuels. It performs just like traditional polythene, but is carbon-neutral, fully recyclable and 95% renewable.

Products displaying this icon are made from paper - a popular alternative to polythene packaging when the functional benefits of plastic, such as strength, flexibility and moisture resistance, are not essential.

Products displaying this icon are made from recyclable high density polyethylene (HDPE). This means they can be recycled and converted into a new HDPE product, thus helping to reduce waste and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Products displaying this icon are made from recyclable low density polyethylene (LDPE). This means they can be recycled and converted into a new LDPE product, thus helping to reduce waste and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Products displaying this icon are made from recyclable polypropylene (PP). This means they can be recycled and converted into a new polypropylene product, thus helping to reduce waste and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Products displaying this icon are made from recyclable polystyrene (PS). This means they can be recycled and converted into a new polystyrene product, thus helping to reduce waste and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Products displaying this icon are made from recyclable material, classified as 'Other (7)' in the categorisation of recyclable plastics. These products can therefore be recycled and converted into a new product, thus helping to reduce waste and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Products displaying this icon are made from recyclable paper. This means they can be recycled and converted into a new paper or cardboard product, thus helping to reduce waste and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Products and categories displaying this icon are eligible for fast & free delivery across the UK & Ireland. Minimum order applies for Ireland (NI & ROI), Scottish Isles and Highlands, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

This icon denotes that a product is eligible for Polybags' famous no-quibbles guarantee. If you are not happy with a product for any reason, just send it back to us within 14 days and you'll receive a full refund, no questions asked!

This icon denotes that a free sample of this product (or category of products) is available upon request. This free service allows customers to confirm the high quality of our products and check their suitability before placing an order.

All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies carrying this logo are subject to a temporary VAT zero rate between 1 May and 31 October, in line with UK government legislation.

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