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Sep, 04 2023

Role of Paper Bags in Eco-Friendly Packaging and Consumer Choices

Paper bags offer diverse applications as environmentally friendly packaging solutions. Their features include biodegradability, recyclability, and customizable design options. Used extensively in retail, food service, and event promotions, paper bags accommodate a variety of products while conveying a brand's eco-conscious image. They contribute to reducing plastic waste, making them ideal for groceries, takeout, gifts, and more. Their versatility, eco-friendliness, and branding potential make paper bags essential tools for sustainable packaging and consumer engagement.

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Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the Europe Paper Bags Market is valued at USD 1,622.93 million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 2,397.82 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. Amid heightened environmental worries, the demand for eco-friendly packaging rises. Paper bags, being both biodegradable and recyclable, have gained traction as a sustainable choice. Consumers, brands, and regulatory efforts are all contributing to the growing preference for paper bags as an environmentally responsible packaging option.

Key Findings of the Study

Europe Paper Bags Market

Brand image and consumer perception are expected to drive the market's growth rate

Selecting paper bags as packaging aligns businesses with eco-conscious values, resonating with environmentally aware consumers. The switch demonstrates a commitment to sustainability, fostering a positive brand image. Consumers increasingly support brands that prioritize ecological responsibility, boosting customer loyalty and attracting new environmentally conscious clientele. This alignment between brand values and consumer preferences strengthens the brand's reputation while contributing to a more sustainable market ecosystem.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2023 to 2030

Base Year


Historic Years

2021 (Customizable to 2015-2020)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Products (Flat Paper Bag, Multi-Wall Paper Sacks, Open Mouth, Pasted Valve, Lock Paper Bag, Self-Opening-Style (SoS) Bags, Stand-Up Pouch and Others), Usage (Single Use and Re-Usable), Capacity (Less Than 1 Kg, 1kg-5 Kg, 5kg-10 Kg, and More Than 10 Kg), Size (Small Size, Medium Size, Large Size, And Extra Large Size), Sealing And Handling (Heat Seal, Hand Length Handle, Ziplock, Twisted Handle, Flat Handle, and Others), Shape (Rectangle, Square, Circular, and Others), Distribution Channel (Convenience Stores, Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores, E-Commerce and Others), End-User (Food and Beverages, Animal Feed, Cosmetic Products, Agriculture, Construction, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, and Others)

Countries Covered

Germany, U.K., Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, and Rest of Europe.

Market Players Covered

WestRock Company (U.S.), Mondi (U.K.), Smurfit Kappa (U.K.), ProAmpac (U.S.), Novolex (U.S.), NOVPLASTA CZ, s.r.o (U.S.), PAPIER-METTLER (U.K.), Burgass Carrier Bags (U.K.), CEE Schisler Packaging Solutions. (U.S.), Conitex Sonoco (U.S.), and Paperera de Girona S.A. LC Paper Group (U.K.)

Data Points Covered in the Report

In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include depth expert analysis, patient epidemiology, pipeline analysis, pricing analysis, and regulatory framework

Segment Analysis:

The Europe paper bags market is segmented on the basis of products, usage, capacity, size, sealing and handle, shape, distribution channel, and end-user. 

  • On the basis of product, the market is segmented into flat paper bag, multi-wall paper sacks, open mouth, pasted valve, lock paper bag, self-opening-style (SoS) bags, stand-up pouch, and others.
  • On the basis of usage, the market is segmented into single use and re-usable.
  • On the basis of capacity, the market is segmented into less than 1 kg, 1kg-5 kg, 5kg-10 kg, and more than 10 kg.
  • On the basis of size, the market is segmented into small size, medium size, large size, and extra-large size.
  • On the basis of sealing and handle, the market is segmented into heat seal, hand length handle, ziplock, twisted handle, flat handle, and others.
  • On the basis of shape, the market is segmented into rectangle, square, circular, and others.
  • On the basis of distribution channel, the market is segmented into convenience stores, supermarkets/hypermarkets, specialty stores, e-commerce, and others.
  • On the basis of end-user, the market is segmented into food and beverages, Animal Feed, cosmetic products, agriculture, construction, pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, and others.

Major Players

Data Bridge Market Research recognizes the following companies as the major Europe paper bags market players in Europe paper bags market are WestRock Company (U.S.), Mondi (U.K.), Smurfit Kappa (U.K.), ProAmpac (U.S.), Novolex (U.S.), NOVPLASTA CZ, s.r.o (U.S.), PAPIER-METTLER (U.K.), Burgass Carrier Bags (U.K.), CEE Schisler Packaging Solutions. (U.S.)

Europe Paper Bags Market

Market Developments

  • In 2019, In November, Smurfit Kappa partnered with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, merging their expertise to pioneer inventive food packaging solutions. This collaboration is expected to drive production efficiency and revenue growth for the company in the upcoming period.
  • In December 2022, Mondi plc, renowned for sustainable paper and packaging solutions, inaugurated an $18 million greenfield establishment in Morocco. With the capability to manufacture approximately 100 million paper bags annually, this facility significantly enhances their production capacity.
  • In November 2022, Smurfit Kappa plc has acquired Pusa Pack S.L., a bag-in-box packaging facility renowned for its high-capacity flexible bags. This acquisition bolsters Smurfit Kappa's position in the flexible packaging domain, as they seek to augment their reputation in this sector through the addition of Pusa Pack's expertise and high-quality products.

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the countries covered in the paper bags market report are Germany, U.K., Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, and Rest of Europe.

As per Data Bridge Market Research analysis:

Germany is expected to grow in Europe paper bags market during the forecast period 2023 - 2030

In 2023, Germany is expected to grow Europe in the paper bags market with heightened awareness of environmental concerns, consumers and businesses alike are seeking alternatives to traditional, non-biodegradable packaging. Paper bags align with this preference for sustainable solutions, as they are not only recyclable but also decompose naturally. As sustainability becomes a paramount consideration in purchasing decisions, the paper bags market experiences an upward trajectory due to their eco-friendly attributes and reduced environmental impact.

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