If you buy fast food at McDonald's, Hungry Jack's, Burger King, Nando's or Red Rooster in Australia, you are supporting the Paper Bag and Sack Manufacturing industry. These takeaway food stores package their food in paper bags. The popularity of the paper bag has been generated through large companies and organisations supporting the switch away from plastic packaging. Nando's and Red Rooster have made the switch, while Bunnings and IKEA imposed a 10 cent charge on plastic carry bags. The ACT has implemented a total ban on plastic shopping bags. The Australian Greens members are lobbying for a wider ban or levy.
Operators in this industry process purchased paper into a variety of paper bags and sacks. Industry products include carry bags, single-layered paper bags and sacks, and multi-wall sacks. They are mainly used for industrial packaging of dry food or cement, and as packaging used in takeaway food and retail outlets.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.