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Ecobag Bag Range

EcobagsNZ was started  in 2007 by Jas and Simren, a husband and wife team looking to make a difference. They’d grown tired of the waste created by plastic bags and business marketing collateral, and decided that there needed to be a better way. They were determined to fill the gap for reusable, sustainable bags in the business branding market, and help businesses promote themselves in a greener, more eco-friendly way. And so EcobagsNZ was born. From these humble beginnings we’ve established a green niche in an otherwise uncaring market, and supported by a close-knit team of like-minded, passionate people, deliver the best quality reusable and organic products to our customers.

Compostable Bags

Ecopack’s range of 100% Compostable, plastic free and biodegradable bags and bin liners are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic bags. They are a more sustainable packaging choice and are specifically designed to be sustainable from start to finish.

Our compostable bags are made from a natural starch corn starch and the printing is done with water based eco-friendly inks—a true alternative to the traditional oil-based plastics that can take up to 1000 years to break down, if at all. Fully certified to meet international standards for both home and commercial composting.

Ecopack’s Compostable Bags begin to decompose in a compost pile taking approximately 90 days to break down (depending on compost conditions such as temperature) leaving no harmful residues in the process. This eliminates the impact of many tons of plastic bags sitting in our landfills for thousands of years or ending up in our oceans negatively impacting our marine life.

Degradable Bags

With more and more people making the effort to live greener lives and be more planet-conscious, consumer demand is driving the need to provide recyclable, degradable, and compostable options for any situation.

What are Degradable bags?

Not all degradable products are created equal, and many suppliers claim that their product is biodegradable when they’re actually not.

Our degradable bags are made from polyethylene, they are still a petroleum-based plastic bag but contain a degradable additive known as TDPA (totally degradable plastic additives) manufactured by a company called EPI. This helps the bags break down into smaller particles when exposed to sunlight, heat and oxygen.

Secondly, these smaller oxidized molecules are biodegraded and converted into carbon dioxide, water and biomass, by microorganisms. The rate at which this happens for conventional plastics is very slow, taking decades or even centuries. EPI’s TDPA® additives are catalysts that accelerate this reaction so that it occurs over a few months to a couple of years.

Paper Retail Bags

Whether you need a thousand paper bags or just a few, you’ll find what you want in the huge selection we have on offer. We’ve got bags in heaps of different sizes and styles. Choose from our range of stock bags available in Kraft with various handle options.


  • 100% Recyclable & Compostable
  • Recycled Content included
  • FSC Certified
  • Printed using non-toxic water-based inks (if custom printed)

Our range of kraft paper bags can be used for almost any purpose, including:

  • Favours at trade shows, office meetings, fundraisers, or political events
  • Wedding, birthday, holiday, or baby shower gifts
  • Packaging for commercial foods, such as pretzels, cookies, and popcorn
  • Shopping bags for customers at your boutique or salon.

Dog Bags

If more dog owners started using Earthrated Dog Poop Bags, it would eliminate the need for the countless plastic bags dog owners go through each year.

While you’ll still be doing a lot for the environment throwing our Earthrated Compostable bags in regular bins, they can also be composted. We recommend taking them to your nearest composting facility. This will make your use of these eco-friendly products that much greener.

However, even if your used Earthrated Dog Poop Bags ultimately wind up at a landfill site, they’ll still degrade/compost in a much shorter space of time, compared to the conventional bags that can remain for centuries. While composting isn’t practical for everyone, disposing of these dog waste bags in regular bins won’t undermine how effective they are for protecting the environment.

Calico Bags

Calico is made from unbleached 100% cotton. These bags are an eco-friendly, economically-priced packaging that will present your product attractively, displaying your brand and message to your exact specifications. Certified Organic Cotton and Fairtrade Certified products are available upon request. For a heavier, more upmarket fabric, check out our Canvas bags range.

Canvas Bags

The quality canvas reusable tote bags we offer is second to none. They come in the style and color you love and manufactured in our SEDEX certified facility.

This durable fabric will last years of usage and wear and tear. Bring your new favorite shopping tote bag to the local grocery store, a fashion shopping trip or even a family fun day or at the beach! These wholesale canvas tote bags are an ideal choice for multiple occasions.

Canvas gives more sturdiness and durability than cotton. All of our canvas bags are made from naturally grown, ethically sourced cotton fibres. While more robust, they can still be folded flat. Their repeated reusability makes them a hugely popular choice with retailers and shoppers alike. Fabric is fully reusable and biodegradable.

Organic Cotton

Increasingly, many of our customers are asking for Organic Cotton. In addition to organic we have an option of making them Fairtrade certified also.

They want to be sure of the provenance of the bags they order. We can provide bags made from material certified 100% organic by the supplier mills we work with.

A little more money guarantees quality and organic production peace of mind.

Jute Bags

Welcome to EcobagsNZ’s Jute Bag collection! We showcase a wide range of colourful jute, burlap and hemp conference bags and totes we think you’re gonna love! Our Promotional bags can be customised with your logo, effectively and economically marketing your business. These promos are a stylish and biodegradable way to proudly show your care for sustainable living. Don’t forget our shopping bags! Let’s all do our part for the environment!

With a minimum order of 500, you can design your own bag, allowing you the choice of size, colour and shape to suit your purposes. For those orders requiring less than 500 bags we have a range of in-stock products to choose from.

Non Woven Bags

Non-Woven Polypropylene (NWPP) is man-made and manufactured using light-weight polymers. The end-product is immensely strong and durable, and the fabric is economical enough to produce reusable bags that replace single-use plastic bags. Our Non-Woven bags can be screen printed and take heat transfer prints.