Industry Guidelines - High-quality paper carrier bags

Paper carrier bag durability can be measured in accordance with test standard EN13590. The standard is based on scientifically conducted studies and will help the retailers to avoid poor quality carrier bags.

CEPI Eurokraft and EUROSAC promotes the use of high-quality paper carrier bags that can be reused and recycled.

Together with members in the network “The Paper Bag”, we commissioned RISE (Swedish research institute), to test paper carrier bag durability.


Most important parameters

– Paper quality of the bag

– Paper quality of the handle

– Way of attaching handles onto the bag

These three conclusions are taken into consideration in our “Industry Guidelines for high-quality paper carrier bags”.