Industry Spotlight

Paper shipping sacks make perfect sense.

Made from a sustainable and renewable resource, the papers used in the construction of shipping sacks provide packaging designers with a wide range of desirable properties for the safe, durable, efficient and economical packaging of agricultural, industrial, construction and consumer goods and materials.
 

3.3 billion paper shipping sacks were used in the U.S. in 2017

The paper shipping sack and consumer bag industry has emerged into a billion dollar a year industry with shipments of over three billion sacks annually.

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Industry Overview

Paper shipping sacks are used to package a wide variety of food, agricultural building material and industrial purpose products.

Member Benefits

If your company is involved in the multiwall paper shipping sack industry, you need to be a PSSMA member.

Recycling Paper Sacks

Do you package or receive food products in paper shipping sacks? Recycle them! It’s easy!

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Use of Recycling Logo Expands to 27 Million Paper Shipping Sacks

COOPERSBURG, PA (October 22, 2018) – The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) has learned that over 27 million sacks produced by its member companies are now printed with the special recycling emblem, which was developed to encourage end-user recovery of qualified paper shipping sacks (also known as multiwall sacks) with corrugated.

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PSSMA Releases Recycling FAQs

Did you know that paper shipping sacks can be recycled with corrugated cardboard? Here’s a handy FAQ to tell you everything you need to know to get started!

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Paper Shipping Sack Recycling Information

Paper shipping sacks used for food or food ingredients can now be recycled in the same collection with corrugated cardboard boxes (OCC). A complete guide to recycling these sacks can be downloaded here.

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