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Did you know that polypropylene bulk bags are sustainable? They can be reused and recycled a number of times, which helps to reduce plastic waste in the environment. However, this is not the only reason why bulk bags can protect the planet. When it comes to storage and transport, bulk bags reduce waste in a number of ways.

Other packaging products, such as plastic containers and cardboard boxes, are more expensive and less durable than bulk bags. They may also not be as readily recyclable as polypropylene. These factors lead to a more costly packaging solution that results in more waste in the environment, so consider bulk bags for your green goals.

Custom Bulk Bags is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-quality bulk bags in South Africa. Our motto is “As green as can be”, so sustainability plays a core role in our business strategy. We use in-house recycled material from offcuts and rejected panels and have contracted an accredited waste management company to handle the non-product waste. 

In addition, Custom Bulk Bags uses a greater percentage of alternative energy, including solar power, to run our two production facilities. The water used on these premises is also harvested and recycled, making us one of the greenest bulk bag manufacturers in South Africa.

Packaging solutions that reduce waste

There are a few key questions to ask of your business. Do you have a recycling strategy in place for your packaging solutions? How much of your packaging products go back to a recycling centre versus a landfill? Are your packaging solutions really useful for your business, or are they low-quality options?

Bulk bags can provide solutions to all of the questions above; they are recyclable, reusable and highly versatile, which makes them useful high-quality packaging solutions. If your business hasn’t already incorporated recycling into its supply chain, then it can get expensive. Bulk bags are affordable, lightweight and can be made from recycled polypropylene without compromising the structural integrity of the product.

These products tick all the right boxes, which cannot be said about all of the alternatives on the market. Some packaging solutions cannot be 100% recycled, so certain components may end up in landfills or the environment. This waste is detrimental to the planet, so businesses have a responsibility to source effective solutions that are completely recyclable and eco-friendly.

Sustainability can be profitable

Many companies shy away from sustainability because they believe that this goal incurs a higher cost. However, bulk bags are affordable. A company should be just as concerned with its long-term environmental goals as it is with profitability, and bulk bags combine these two areas perfectly.

Since bulk bags are lightweight and easily flattened, they can be packed tightly into bundles. This reduces a company’s storage and shipping costs, as well as the fuel and emissions needed to move bulk bags from point A to point B. The carbon footprint of the entire supply chain is, therefore, reduced. 

Bulk bags also have the recyclability and affordability of cardboard and paper, but the strength and durability of wood and steel containers. These packaging solutions are the ideal combination of sustainable materials, strength, flexibility and weight. This all helps to reduce waste in the environment and improve the sustainability of a business. For more information about our bulk bags, please contact us today. 


Custom Bulk Bags is a leading South African manufacturer of woven polypropylene bags for various industries, such as mining, chemicals and food. We are able to produce over 3.5-million bulk bags per year, keeping our customers in stock at all times. Our bags adhere to the highest levels of quality as a result of our stringent in-house testing and quality control programmes.

Custom Bulk Bags holds ISO 9001 certification and we currently have a number of UN-certified designs. We are a Level 3 B-BBEE manufacturer and supplier and fall under the ownership structure of Deneb Investments Limited. For more information on our products, contact Follow us on Facebook for our latest news and industry insights.