Welcome to Polythene-Bags.co.uk - the specialst polythene bag website from Polybags, the UK's number one manufacturer and stockist of poly bags and other polythene packaging.
As manufacturers, Polybags are able to offer you an unrivalled selection of polythene bags at rock-bottom prices. You buy direct from us with no middleman or other retailer involved, which keeps our prices low.
We have over 100 million polythene bags in stock, covering every kind of plastic bag you need. Any style, size, shape, colour or thickness - we've got the polythene bag you need for the job in hand… and if we don't, we'll make it for you.
We offer a bespoke service on any polythene product, so if you have a very specific brief or would like bags personalised with your company logo or branding, then we can do that for you. Take a look at our printed polythene bags page for all you need to know.
With tailor-made products to complement our amazing off-the-shelf range, along with fast, free delivery and our famous no-quibbles guarantee, if you want polythene bags, you've definitely come to the right place!
Polybags are the UK's number one manufacturer of polythene packaging, so we make all of our polythene bags in-house.
We operate 13 blown-film extrusion lines that produce polythene around-the-clock, which helps us to reduce both costs and lead times for our customers.
The polythene that we produce is either sold on the roll in tubing or sheeting form or converted into the huge range of polythene bags that our customers use every single day.
To find out more about how polythene bags are made - from leaving the extrusion line to being ready to dispatch from Polybags' warehouse - please visit our polythene bag manufacturing page.
When you think of a polythene bag, what springs to mind? Chances are it will be a regular carrier bag - the sort that has been helping people to transport their shopping from store to home since the mid-1970s, when they replaced the traditional paper bag as the vessel of choice for transporting groceries.
However, polythene is used to make bags of all shapes and sizes, and these bags are used for all manner of purposes. Here are just a few examples:
- Bin bags, bin liners, black sacks, waste sacks and recycling bags
- Food packaging bags (for fresh storage and transportation)
- Mailing bags, courier bags and postal sacks
- Packing bags and packing covers (for transportation or storage)
- Clear polythene bags, retail display bags, sweet bags
- Rubble bags and other strong (high tensile) and extra strong (PolyMax) bags
- Special use bags, including hazardous and clinical waste bags
- Bubble bags and bubble-lined mailing bags for extra protection
- Mini-grip bags, zip-seal bags and anti-static bags
- Eco-friendly and biodegradable bags, covering a range of functions
- And this is just a sample - there are quite literally bags of them!
The humble carrier bag. What would we do without it?
Whether you are shopping in a megastore or at your local fishmongers, you need something in which to carry your goods home. The carrier bag has been serving that purpose for people the world over ever since it replaced the traditional paper bag as the shopping transportation vessel of choice in the 1970s.
The carrier bag, or "carrier", comes in various shapes, styles, sizes and strengths, but a common theme is for items to be placed in a main compartment, with two handles - one on each side of the bag - coming together to enable the bag to be carried by a single hand.
By allowing people, via the handles, to carry their shopping bag below waist height, the carrier improved on the design of the traditional paper bag, which had to be supported by the whole arm above waist height, thereby making it more awkward to carry. Carrier bags also have the added advantage of allowing people to carry more than one in each hand. As it is possible to fit many carrier bag handles in one hand, the primary restriction on the number of bags a person can carry is the weight of the contents of said bags.
Carrier bags are made of polythene - a lightweight yet robust material that increases in strength as the thickness of the polythene increases. However, even the cheapest 'economy' vest-style carrier - the classic striped version often seen in marketplaces - is strong enough to transport a bag full of regular grocery items.
Polybags currently have a fantastic special offer on bin bags - get 20% off black sacks on the roll, only while stocks last!
These handy tear-off bin bags are made from 140-gauge polythene with a wide 29" opening and a generous 34" length, making them ideal for any medium-duty waste collection.
What's more, with just 10 bags per roll and with no central core, these refuse sacks roll up to a nice compact size, which takes up less room under the sink or in your storage cupboard.
Quality bags, easy to use, handy to store and with 20 percent off you get super value with 10 bags for the price of eight - what's not to like?
Don't delay - this special Polybags offer is only available while stocks last, so don't miss out!
So Christmas is coming around once again and there a million and one jobs to be done before the big day. Presents to buy, wrap and send, homes to decorate, Christmas cakes and mince pies to make… the list goes on!
Thankfully there are a million and one polythene bags out there to help people out with all of these jobs, sometimes in unusual ways that you might not have considered before.
Of course, the polythene bags that most spring to mind at Christmas are carrier bags, used by shoppers everywhere to carry their Christmas shopping home. Big or small, clear or coloured, carrier bags come in a range of shapes and sizes to suit the items purchased. Many retailers design their own personalised printed carrier bags, complete with a special Christmas design and accompanying company logo to convey their Christmas cheer to their customers, whilst also advertising their business to other Christmas shoppers as they walk around.
But it's not just retailers who can make the most of polythene bags at Christmas. There are lots of ways you can use polythene bags to help you and others get into the festive spirit - here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Red and white are the colours of Santa Claus so, if you're leaving presents under the tree, why not create your own Santa's sacks using a combination of red and white polythene bags. For example, large red carrier bags and white patch handle carriers would provide excellent sack strength and a nice smooth finish good enough for Santa! If you have extra large presents to put under the tree, you can always use jumbo carriers, available in white polythene, along with a few medium red carrier bags around it for the smaller gifts.
Red grip seal bags provide an excellent way to wrap small presents or stocking fillers. Their easy-to-open resealable grip seal, which runs along the top of the bag, is simple to open and close, which means less time wrapping presents for grown ups and easier opening for the kids!
Metallic red mailing bags are a great way to impress a friend or loved one with Christmas presents sent in the post. Give them that special Christmas feeling as they see your delivery gleaming and shining on the doormat, before they even open it and get to the present itself. Guaranteed to make an impact, metallic red mailers are also light, which saves on Christmas postage, and simple to use with a peel 'n seal strip, so you can send out presents to all your friends in no time!
For any last minute presents given in person, gift carrier bags made from glossy card and with a luxury rope handle provide a great alternative to wrapping paper, whilst gift bottle bags are the perfect way to present a bottle of Christmas bubbly, wine or eggnog to provide some Christmas cheer!
Glossy display bags or film give a beautiful sheen to any present, Christmas cake or festive display, whilst flower sleeves can really help a bouquet come to life. Even old leftover carrier bags can be recycled to make alternative Christmas decorations, whilst don't forget bin bags and black sacks are a Christmas essential to clear up all the mess.
So that's just a few ways that polythene bags can help make your life easier this Christmas - we hope these tips help make it a good one!