Paper bags provide a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic bags for the retail industry.
In just one year, it is estimated that 5 billion plastic bags are used around the world.
Low density plastic bags are difficult to recycle, meaning the majority fill up landfills.
Plastic bags also do not readily breakdown and are harmful to the planet and wildlife when they end up in the environment.
As their impacts are realised, plastic bags are being banned in locations globally.
But even with legislation forcing a move away from single-use plastics, the choice to switch to paper can provide a number of benefits.