About Green Bag
My Green Bag Order
Can I customize my bag?
Can I customize the dimensions of a bag?
What features can I customize?
What type of artwork files do you accept?
What is the minimum order level?
How long will my order take?
What if I need the product faster?
Do you offer any discounts?
Using My Green Bags
About Green Bag
Where are Green Bags produced?
All of our recyclable bags are produced in our partnering manufacturing facilities in China. We do not outsource orders to other suppliers, thus always ensuring a consistently high-quality product, fair trade employment conditions and international environmental standards.
NWPP is a “non-woven” material, meaning it is neither woven nor knit.
“Polypropylene” is a petroleum-based, thermoplastic polymer material known for its smooth surface (excellent for printing). Polypropylene is a #5 recyclable plastic.
Do not confuse our NWPP material bags with other low-cost NWPP bags on the market. All Green Bag reusable bags are produced in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Green Peace, for example, shows these products to be lower impact on their pyramid of plastics chart.
We also use recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a soft plastic used for water and soda bottles. Like NWPP, PET is smooth to the touch and very durable. Its smooth surface allows for superior screen printing.
In addition, we also use: Jute, JUCO (Made of Jute & Cotton), Bamboo, and Polyester.
All Green Bag products are made from non-toxic, non-corrosive materials and safe, color-fast dyes.
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We recently began using recycled polyetheline terephthalate (RPET). RPET is made from recycled plastic bottles with no less than 75% recycled content.
Our popular standard bags are typically made from 95% NWPP. We recycle all of our NWPP fabric scraps, which accounts for about 15% of all new bag material produced.
My Green Bag Order
Can I customize my own bag?
Absolutely! Putting your name/logo on the bag turns shoppers or event attendees into walking billboards for your brand.
You can put your logo on our Semi-Custom Reusable Bags.
With our Fully Custom Reusable Bags, you can fully personalize your order to include bag size, color of material, matched ink colors, additional artwork, etc.
What colors can I choose when designing a custom bag?
Green Bag offers both standard and custom color options. For standard colors please view options.
With our Fully Custom Reusable Bag solutions, you can customize both your bag material and artwork in any PMS color you require. We dye the recyclable bag material and match the printing to your corporate branding.
Yes! We are more than happy to create a fully custom bag sized for your specific needs. The minimum quantity for custom sizes is 5,000.
- Material color and weight (thickness)
- Straps sewn on outside versus inside
- Straps length, width, and position on bag
- Stability base
- Filling (insulation, padding, etc.)
- Special features (fabric hook for easy displaying zippers, burr and loop closures, buttons, buttonholes, filling, lining)
- Hang tags
- Packaging, including our popular POS counter dispenser
With our Semi-Custom Reusable Bags you can tailor bags with your logo/message. In other words, the custom part is the printing.
With our In-Stock Reusable Bags you select from our inventory of bag styles and colors but do not print on the bags.
We accept Adobe Illustrator files (with fonts converted to outlines), EPS files, PDF files in vector format, high resolution (rasterized) Photoshop and JPG files. If sending rasterized files, they must be at least 300 DPI at the full size and be easily removable from the background in order not to incur additional artwork set-up fees. Following these standards allows for us to quickly and efficiently edit your file if needed (for example, to change the color and size if requested) without contacting you for another file.
For Fully Custom Reusable Bag orders, where the actual bags are being produced and custom-printed for you, the minimum order is 5,000.
Turnaround time depends on which type of bag you are ordering.
For Fully Customized Reusable Bags, there is usually an 8 to 12-week lead time, from sign-off of physical sample to receiving your order. Please note that extra time may be required to dye the material to a custom PMS color.
Semi-Custom Reusbable Bags take 1-3 weeks, with the average being 2 weeks.
In-Stock Reusable Bags are shipped directly from our inventory, and can arrive as soon as overnight.
What if I need the product faster?
We have rush options available; through our local affiliates, we can provide turnaround times as short as a few weeks and can also arrange air freight deliveries. Please email our representatives for more information.
We also offer discounts for fundraising and nonprofits.
Using My Reusable Bags
This varies by bag type. Listed below are some of our most popular bags and their average weight capacity.
- Our standard and thermal bags can hold up to 40lbs.
- Zip-up and compact bags can hold up to 20lbs.
- Wine totes are guaranteed to hold the weight of standard-sized wine bottles.
- The standard and thermal bag will carry the total volume of what 4 to 5 typical plastic bags carry.
- The zip-up and compact bag will carry the total of what 2 to 3 typical plastic bags carry.
- The wine totes are made to carry 6 bottles, 4 bottles, 2 bottles or 1 bottle.
One family (4 members) will require about 8 reusable bags. We suggest keeping the zip-up or compact bags in your purse, desk, glove compartment or backpack for day-to-day convenience. The combination of standard, compact, and zip-up bags means there is no excuse to be using plastic bags!
Reusable Bag care
Can I wash my bag?
For the longest life, we recommend simply wiping with a damp/soapy cloth or sponge, then letting your Green Bags air dry. NWPP, the primary material we use, will not stain or absorb moisture or odors; therefore, our bags are very easy to maintain. We do not recommend machine washing, as it will put extra wear and tear on the bag material. Please do not put your reusable bags in the dryer or iron!
A Green Bag Co. reusable bag will last up to four years with weekly use. This very much depends on the frequency of use and what items are carried.
Are Green Bags recyclable?
Yes, our shopping bags are 100% recyclable. Even though most of our bags are made of #5 plastic (polypropylene), we use the #7 recycled symbol because of the blended resin thread stitched into the bag. Our bags are made mostly of polypropylene, a medium grade plastic which can be reformed into many products such as picnic tables and signs, all with a much longer lifespan than their wood counterparts. The Green Bag Company works directly with the manufacturers of these products.
For more information visit:http://www.plasticsrecycling.org/