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55 litre Kerbside Recycling Bag

'Bags for Life' are popular amongst retail, brands, councils and companies as reusable shopping bags. Ideal for supermarket grocery items, recycling, camping and more! Waterproof, super strong & ideal for full colour photographic branding | printing on all x4 sides of the bag in gloss or matte finish.

Min. order 1000 bags | unit price drops significantly higher quantity ordered.

    'Bags for Life' are popular amongst retail, brands, councils and companies as reusable shopping bags. Ideal for supermarket grocery items, recycling, camping and more! Waterproof, super strong & ideal for full colour photographic branding | printing on all x4 sides of the bag in gloss or matte finish.

    Min. order 1000 bags | unit price drops significantly higher quantity ordered.
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    55 litre Kerbside Recycling Bag

    Product Code: LW-RCY-10

    Bag Size

    [H] 55cm x [W] 36cm x [D] 28cm

    Bag Material

    Laminated Woven PP

    Bag Style

    Recycling Bag

    Minimum Quantity


    Handle Style
    Standard - 2 x (L) 42cm x (W) 3.5cm (Choose Black or White PP Webbing)

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    • Accessories
    • Print & Art Info
    • Detail Specification


    55 Litre Woven PP recycling bags made to order. Full colour CMYK priniting with 100% coverage lets you communicate messages and print instructions to create an eye catching recycling bag which can be easy seen for kerbside collection.  You have the option to laminate both sides to increase durability and extend its reusable life. Can come with a wind resistant weighted base to prevent bags from flying away. The addition of a velcro lid will prevent contents from spilling. Talk to us to create a recycling bags your residents will want to use.

    Not exactly what you are after? If you are after a certain size, style or bespoke specification please get in touch by calling 0208 242 4468 or email info@smartbags.co.uk . Made-to-order reusable bags are our specialty. 


    Non-Woven Material Colours:

    See our colour chart for 30 different colours to choose from. Because everything is made-to-order you have greater creative freedom. Mix bag, handles, stitching and piping colours within a single order without affecting cost.

    250pcs minimum per colourway combination.

    Pantone colour match for quantities over 10,000 units

    Print in any colour

    Laminated Material Colour:

    All laminated bags4life material is pantone matched with additional option of laminating internally too. The design itself is printed onto gloss or matte laminated film which is then bonded onto the base material. The OPP laminated Non-woven PP, Woven PP or laminated rPET works great with complex CMYK designs

    Metallic & Textured Laminated Non-Woven Material Colours:

    A metallic film is bonded onto the base colour of the bag (normally white).

    Gold or silver metallic material is available on orders over 500.

    Other metallic colours and textured non-woven material is available on orders over 5,000 units.

    Nylon Colours:

    Coloured nylon is available in over 10 standard colours- White, black, Navy, Light Blue, Red, Pink, Yellow, Bottle Green, Light Green, Orange and Purple. See colour chart. Nylon material colour can be pantone matched on orders over 10,000 units.  

    Nylon Colour Chart - Smartbags Nylon Colour Chart - Smartbags (742 KB)

    Cotton Material Colours:

    Natural cotton is standard. Dyed cotton stock bags are available in Black, White, Green, Blue and Red. We can dye to pantone match on made to order bags over 5000 units.

    Canvas Material Colours:

    Natural canvas is standard. We can dye to pantone match on made-to-order bags over 5,000 units.

    Jute & Juco Material Colours:

    Natural Jute is standard. Dyed jute and juco bags are available on bespoke orders of over 5,000 units.


    A wide range of accessories and add ons are available on all made to order bags. Please email or call to discuss your requirements. Please see our PDF for pictures and brief description of accessories and design features:

    Download PDF

    Below is a list of some accessories:

    * webbing handles * zips * velcro tabs * hard PP or cardboard bases * dividers * popper fastners *swing tags * name card holders * pockets * clear windows * metal eyelets * adjustable strap buckles


    Logo and fonts artwork files will be needed in a format suitable for print.

    For a full downloadable guide click here

    Below is an outline of the main tips to help:

    High resolution files:

    Artwork should be provided as an outlined high-res PDF or AI files. 300 dpi is ideal and images should be no less than 180 dpi.

    File type: Ideally, artwork should be saved as an AI file in Illustrator, Photoshop or Freehand format. These files are used to create the printing templates and their quality will be reflected in the end result.

    Print Colours:

    Supply the guidelines and Pantone colours (PMS) if your logo or brand images needs to be replicated in a specific Pantone colour. The colours can usually be derived from artwork files but having the right details will ensure an exact match.


    If you would like to use a specific font on your bags, please supply the font name and outline details. We can create it if you do not have it electronically. For example you might want your web address printed on the side panels in a certain font, simply name the font and we can re-create, even if you do not have it as an original art file.

    Attaching files for email:

    Files should be sent via email or FTP. When sending files, you should also attach a PDF version.


    There are a number of print techniques available for printing on a reusable bag and it will influence the material you decide to use and even the style that is suitable.

    For a full downloadable guide please click here

    Silk screen printing:

    Is suitable for Non-woven, Cotton, Jute and rPET eco-bags. It is the perfect choice when the artwork is simple and bold. Block or spot colours colours work best.  

    Digital Colour Process:

    This is best suited for graphic or digitally created artwork and pictures. It is also cost effective where many colours are used and high volumes required. It will give a contemporary and quality finish. The additional finish of a matte or gloss laminate can be applied to enhance the look of the bag. It is suitable for all laminated bags: Non-woven laminated, Woven laminated and rPET laminated bags.

    Heat transfer:

    Essentially a tattoo or a decal is created and with the use of heat bonded onto the bag. This method can be used for Non-woven bags or rPET bags. This method will achieve a brilliant photo quality for your bags without the need for lamination, however print coverage will be limited to the size of the heat transfer rather than the size of the bag.

    If you have any questions please call 0208 242 4468 or email matt@smartbags.co.uk for help with your artwork and order.

    Detail Specification

    Laminated Woven PP Material:
    ·         Often referred to as ‘Bags for Life’ or Green Supermarket Bags
    ·         Laminated and woven for durability and strength
    ·         Made from polypropylene a non-toxic reusable and recyclable material
    ·         Reusable and waterproof
    ·         Available in 120 gsm, 140 gsm and 150 gsm thickness for extra durability
    ·         Digital full colour CMYK
    ·         Popular for supermarket shoppers, recycling bags and IKEA style bags
    ·         Long list of add-ons available to help with create a unique bag suitable for your needs

    Please download information sheet to read more about Laminated Woven PP Material

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