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Get Ready for 10p Plastic Bag Charge - 21st May 2021

The Plastic Bag Charge will be extended to small retailers in England on May 21st 2021. Get ready now and create your own printed reusable shopping bags to promote your retail brand.

Get Ready for 10p Plastic Bag Charge - 21st May 2021

To date in England, the plastic bag charge has only applied to large retailers with over 250 employees. But from May 21st, 2021, it will apply to ALL retailers. Small shop owners need to get ready now. Not only to ensure that they comply with regulations but to also make the most of the branding opportunities it brings to their retail business.

Read more on the story behind Plastic Bag Charge to be Extended to Small Retailers.


Bag your Brand with a Printed Reusable Shopping Bag

The 10p Plastic Bag Charge provides sales and marketing opportunities for small retailers. Printed Reusable Bags can boost your brand profile by acting as a walking advertisement or sold at point of sale to generate revenue.

You can even team with a charity campaign - help to raise awareness for local (or national) causes and donate bag charge profits directly to the cause. It will help to raise awareness of both the charity and your retail business. Read more about Promotional Shopping Bags for Charities


Why Choose Smartbags?

We specialise in Reusable Shopping Bags made from Non-woven PP, Woven PP and Recycled Materials. These fabrics are more sustainable than natural fibres as their production leaves a lower carbon footprint than natural fibre bags made from Cotton or Jute.

These reusable bags are also more cost-effective and economical than natural fibre. Full-colour print is available with 100% print coverage, as well as accessories such as zips and address cards. Choose from a wide range of bags styles including Tote Bags, Shopping Bags and Heavy Duty Bags.

Smartbags Printed Bags are fully washable or wipeable making them a hygienic choice. Durable and eye-catching, they will promote your brand locally and help the environment by reducing plastic waste. 100% full-colour print coverage available.


Minimum Order Quantity Required by Material

Please apply the following MOQs to the required bag material

500 pcs: Non-woven PP Reusable Bags | Laminated Woven PP Reusable Bags | Nylon Bags

3000 pcs: rPET bags - the recycled shopping bags made from plastic bottles.

5000 pcs: 70% Recycled Woven PP Bags


How to Order Printed Shopping Bags

Delivery Lead-Times

Economy delivery via sea takes around 10-12 weeks.

Express Delivery via air takes 3-4 weeks.

All bags are custom-made to order. For print-on Tote Bags, try our 7-day delivery stock bags.

To order, browse our range of shopping bags by style or material using the links below. Click on the 'Request a Quote' button in each product listing or use the 'Quick Enquiry' link in the top-right of the screen. We'll reply as soon as we can with your personal quote.


Browse Reusable Shopping Bags by Material


Browse Reusable Bags by Style

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