The Anonymous Widower

Why Can’t More Bags Be Like This?

I recently had my shoes fixed in Timpsons.

This was the bag that the company gave me with the shoes

Surely, paper bags score highly in many ways; practicality, affordability, recyclability and as advertising.

Why don’t we see bags like these more often?

June 20, 2022 - Posted by | World | , , , ,


  1. On one level I agree completely. On another level – what happens when it rains? I don’t shop much, because of infection risk, and I try and remember to take a fabric bag with me. But often forget. I have a very large handbag which small things fit into – the most I am likely to buy is a couple of reels of thread, or a gift card etc. I can’t remember what I bought a few weeks ago that came in a paper back like the one you got your shoes in, but the handle broke before I got back to the car.

    So paper bags – yes – but stronger ones with stronger handles.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | June 20, 2022 | Reply

  2. Paper bags became less popular with retailers when plastic became available because paper is more expensive and heavier/bulkier to trasport

    Comment by MilesT | June 20, 2022 | Reply

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