Sugar Cane Carrier Bags are an environmentally sound alternative to oil based polythene carriers.  They are a sustainable raw material and are British made using water based inks. Sugar Cane film makes super strong durable bags that can be reused many times before being recycled along with other polythene and plastics. 


Flexo printed with rubber printing plates for small order volumes or gravure engraved cylinders for larger orders.

We use water based pantone inks and can even offer CMYK printing which is mostly suited to larger order sizes due to the associated set up costs. 

With all flexographic printed products, each colour printed and side printed will require a  rubber plate to be made. Each plate carries a charge. This is why adding extra ink colours onto a flexographically printed bag costs extra up front. 

Unlike litho plates, we keep the flexo rubber plates for re-use so the upfront set up charge only applies to the first order. The plates keep well and can be used for many years to come. 

The screen ruling  for designs with tints and tonal elements is 55 LPI so shaded areas are best kept to a minimum as the dots can be quite visible to the naked eye and are not fine like digital or litho prints. 


The most popular size is 38cm wide x 45cm high plus 7.5cm bottom gusset but lots of sizes are possible.

Smallest possible size is : 30cm wide x 45cm high plus 7.5cm bottom gusset.

Largest possible UK size  is: 76cm wide x 45cm high plus 7.5cm bottom gusset 

We have a wider choice of sizes possible with our European partners. 


The bags can be tailored to suit your exact needs and include extras such as:


From 1000 bags, although 5000 bags is a super price point to start at.


Our standard lead time is 3-4 weeks and for larger orders over 10,000 we can also import from one of our established factories in Europe, offering great savings and more choice. This usually takes 6-8 weeks. 


Sugarcane Ethanol film is a material that universally is considered better for the environment compared to traditional fossil fuel-based polyethylene due to several reasons:

  1. Renewable Resource: Sugarcane is a renewable resource that can be harvested as a biproduct of sugar manufacturing, making it a sustainable source of raw material. In contrast, fossil fuels used to produce traditional plastics are finite. 

  2. Reduced Carbon Footprint: The production of sugarcane polyethylene results in lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional plastic production. Sugarcane plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they grow, effectively offsetting some of the emissions produced during the plastic manufacturing process.

  3. Reduced Dependence on Fossil Fuels: Traditional plastic production relies heavily on fossil fuels like petroleum. Using sugarcane as a feedstock reduces our reliance on these non-renewable resources and helps mitigate the negative environmental impacts associated with fossil fuel extraction and consumption.

  4. Recycling: The carrier bags produced can be easily recycled along with plastics and polythene carriers. 

  5. Energy Efficiency: The production process for sugarcane polyethylene typically requires less energy than the production of conventional plastics, further contributing to a reduced environmental impact.

The inks used are water based. 

UK made bags offer a low carbon footprint due to transportation savings. Imported bags arrive via truck or sea into our local port, Grangemouth, and we try to consolidate orders so they don’t travel alone. This
helps to keep the carbon footprint as low as possible.


All prices are calculated individually based upon your requirements.
We don’t have a price list.
However, as an example of pricing please see the illustration below.

W38cm x H45cm + G7.5cm
45 micron White Sugar Cane Carrier Bags with punched handles
Printed 1 colour 2 sides

5000 bags = £650+Vat (14p per bag+vat) 

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Longer deadlines will allow ESC to provide a reduced price whereas immediate deadlines will result in higher costs.