Friday, May 19, 2017

Buy Direct and Save

OK - we all want to save money, do a good job and receive quality products.

Great service on top of this would be a massive bonus.

Our Direct Model does everything for you.

It comes down to Chinese Whispers (or Telephone, if you're in America).

Getting accurate information in a timely manner.

Our Direct Model does that for you too.

You need to use Bag People for your next bag order.

Email us now :

Thursday, May 11, 2017

On Time and In Full

We do just about anything to meet the delivery deadlines for our customers.

I've heard stories from other suppliers that they've stayed up all night repacking bags, driven to the ends of the earth to deliver, re-shuffled their own priorities to go out to make a delivery.

Yes - we'll do that too; but it is very rarely needed.

It's our partnerships, processes and systems that help us deliver on time and in full.

Considering we've been making bags since 1992, we're doing something right.

We've got a supplier network that is honed.  Each partner is an expert in their area and pull it all together for you.

Our manufacturing partners are superb, shipping and freight contractors, warehouse staff and delivery drivers are all part of the machine.

Delivery on time and in full.

Our aim is 100%.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Cotton Pricing Update

Not too long ago (March, 2011) Cotton Pricing went crazy and - at that time - was showing no signs of cooling off.

But, as we can see with hindsight it was a classic supply and demand bubble at the time.  Poor returns for producers meant lower production and as such pushed prices up.

Cotton prices have normalised to a sustainable level for consumers and have stayed there for some time.

At present, there's nothing in the immediate future that will impact pricing.

However, the longer term story is quite different and pressures will come from a number of areas :

  • changing attitudes by consumers towards single use plastic bags
  • reductions on arable land
  • competition from other crops
  • specific climate events
  • overall climate change (sea levels, drought/flood)
I'd say that cotton pricing will be about $145.00 by June 2019.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Swing to Higher Quality

Since introduction in November 2016, our Heavy Weight Canvas Bags have been our best sellers.

It is absolute proof that cost is becoming a smaller influence on the buying decisions of consumers.

Savvy consumers know that a cheap bag is a very short term proposition, whereas a product with better construction and design will serve them for longer.

Spending more actually saves you money... especially when quality is sacrificed to meet a price point.

Next time you're considering buying something (not just reusable bags) ask what the overall cost might be; compared to the price.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Oberon Boomerang Bags

Oberon in regional NSW has recently launched the Boomerang Bag concept.

Boomerang Bags are available free-of-charge to anyone needing a bag.

The first community store to stock the bags is Foodworks.

Oberon Rotary member Brenda Lyon said "through Boomerangs we can work towards shifting society's throw-away mentality to a more sustainable revolution of reuse - one community, needle and thread at a time!"

Great concept.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Canberra leads Australia in Reuse Stakes

Banning bags in Australia capital has had a profound impact on the sheer weight of landfill being generated.

A very interesting number is reported as a 36% reduction in the tonnage of bags buried in landfill - from 266 to 177 tons within 2 years.

Don't know about you, but that's a big number for any community.

Click to read more from the ABC's website.

Go Canberra!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Reusable Rebates

Across the globe, governments and businesses are realising that the tide is changing on the supply of Single Use Bags (both Paper and Plastic).

To this end, some business are becoming acutely aware of the social impact and have begun offering a discount to those customers bringing reusable bags.

When Chicago introduced a Bag Tax on 1st February where customers pay 7 cents on each paper and plastic bag some business chose to offer a reusable bag rebate to assist the transition.

Mariano’s lead the way by giving a 5 cent rebates to customers for each reusable bag they brought to use.

How's that for hitting you in the hip-pocket.

Friday, March 24, 2017


An excerpt from Wikipedia

Photo-degradation is the alteration of materials by light.

Typically, the term refers to the combined action of sunlight and air.

Photo-degradation is usually oxidation and hydrolysis but does not apply to how materials may be aged or degraded via Infrared light or heat.

This basically says that light will break down the material into smaller and smaller pieces, in some cases the pieces are not visible with the naked eye.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


An excerpt from Wikipedia

Biodegradation is the disintegration of materials by bacteria, fungi, or other biological means.

The term biodegradable is often used in relation to ecology, waste management, biomedicine, and the natural environment (bioremediation) and is now commonly associated with environmentally friendly products that are capable of decomposing back into natural elements.

Biodegradable matter is generally organic material that serves as a nutrient for microorganisms.

Put simply, the material in question is digested by another organism.

Friday, March 3, 2017

A month of Chicago’s Bag Tax

On the 1st February Chicago introduced a tax of 7 cents per bag for Single Use Bags - both Paper and Plastic.

To create community awareness of the tax Chicago’s Mayor distributed 25,000 ChiBags via major retailers Jewel-Osco, Mariano’s, Target and Whole Foods.

Across the country various communities are ding their bit :
  • Cities/Counties with Plastic Bag Fees :
    • Boulder, Colo.
    • Brownsville, Texas
    • Montgomery County, Md.
    • New York, N.Y.
    • Portland, Maine
    • Washington D.C.
  • Cities with Plastic Bag Bans
    • Austin
    • Cambridge, Mass.
    • Chicago
    • Los Angeles
    • San Francisco
    • Seattle
It might not seem to much, but every little bit helps.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

What is Right vs What is Popular

Here's a classic story of bureaucracy and populism getting in the way of what is right.

It also touches on the topic of photo-degrading, where a light source will break down the item into ever decreasing smaller sizes eventually becoming invisible to the naked eye.

Friday, February 10, 2017

What? Divot Repair by Bag People

Bag People have a great offer to keep your playing surface and players happy on the course.

95p per bag for Divot Repair Bags.