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R.N. & G. Lowin Pty. Ltd.


Lowinsacks now distributes a wide range of calico bags for the retail and merchandising sectors.

Calico bags provide businesses with the ability replace plastic bags with an environmentally responsible alternative.

The Calico advantage

Calico is one of the best alternatives to plastic shopping bags and provides the following benefits:

  • branding and promtional opportunities
  • alternative revenue stream
  • hard wearing
  • washable
  • reusable
  • suitable for produce that requires breathable packaging
  • stronger than plastic bags
  • repairable

The problem with plastic bags

Every year Australia uses an estimated 6 Billion plastic bags. Many of these bags find their way into our waterways or are buried in land fill. The average plastic bag takes up to 500 years to breakdown.

The average retailer will give away between 25,000 to 30,000 bags per year. Large supermarkets are giving around 300 Million bags a year. This equates to about 10,700 tonnes of waste a year.

With plastic bags costing around 4-6 cents each, small retailers are spending between $1,000 and $2,000 are year. If the government follows Ireland's lead and places a levy on plastic bags these costs are likely to increase.

Calico bags provide Retailers and Merchandisers the ability to reduce their operating costs, whilst developing an alternative revenue stream.

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