80% Recycled Contents
Plastic Free
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12×16″ Extra Large Kraft Paper Bag with Handles

Product Code: SOSB-4
Availabilty: In Stock

Our strong and reliable SOS (self-opening square) paper bags are perfect for any retail environment and all kinds of takeaway and delivery services. They’re sustainable, stylish and easy to use. 100% recyclable and made from at least 88% recycled content.

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Internal Dimensions305x130x406mm
Material70gsm Paper with 120gsm Paper Handle
Handle StyleFlat
ColourBrown Kraft
End of LifeBiodegradable, Home Compostable, Recyclable
Recycled Content88-100%


These 12×16″ extra large kraft paper bags are perfect for retail, including food and non-food items. These paper bags have a gusseted base sealed with adhesive. The handle is made from excellent quality 120gsm paper and attached to the bag by a strong adhesive, making it suitable for carrying heavier items. We also sell brown paper bags without handles and paper bags with twisted handles.

One of the benefits of this type of paper bag is that they’re very easy to pack. They’re also convenient for your customers and are an eco-friendly option like the rest of our range. These brown paper bags are made from at least 88% recycled content and are fully recyclable, biodegradable, and home-compostable.

What Features Do Our Brown Paper Bags with Handles Have?

Strong base: This style of bag has a square/rectangular base that is gusseted and glued shut for extra strength. 

120gsm externally glued handle: The paper handle is 120gsm and externally glued, which makes it reliable for carrying heavier items without rips or tears.  

BRC Accreditation and Storage: Both our manufacturing and storage facilities have AA standard BRC accreditation, which means that all of our paper bags are food grade.

Our brown paper bags with handles are available in the following sizes:

Custom Brown Paper Bags with Flat Handles

Our brown paper bags with handles can be customised! For smaller quantities, a custom printed label is a way to add your branding and some eye-catching colour. For larger orders of at least 5,000 units, you can have custom printing added to your paper bag. This will allow you to create a unique look and feel for your packaging. If you don’t have a design in mind, our packaging experts are on hand to help with our packaging design services.

Get in touch with our packaging experts for a free printed packaging quote.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Packaging Supplies, our 12×16″ Extra Large Kraft Paper Bags — and all of the paper bags in this range — are 100% recyclable and made from at least 88% recycled contents. We’re a certified carbon neutral packaging supplier, and we’re committed to helping other businesses make their operations more sustainable by using eco-friendly packaging. We’re proud to be a 100% plastic-free business! 

We have 40 years of experience in the industry, during which time we’ve supplied packaging to countless businesses. Our goal is to help businesses move towards a sustainable economy. Our paper bags play an important role here, as they’re all 100% recyclable and made from 88% to 100% recycled materials. By choosing paper bags over plastic for your packaging, you can help us take an important step towards a future free from single-use plastics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQs section on paper bags! We understand the importance of sustainable packaging and want to provide you with all the information you need to make eco-friendly choices. 

Our brown paper bags with handles are a fantastic option for food items (including takeaway and delivery) and for non-food retail items. They are a more sustainable option than plastic bags, so if you’re using plastic bags currently, it might be a good idea to check if paper bags would be an appropriate replacement. These paper bags come with flat paper handles, making them a convenient option for customers taking away food items to eat later. 

Yes! These brown paper bags are a much more sustainable option than plastic bags. They are made from at least 88% recycled content, and the paper is sourced from carefully managed forests. They are 100% recyclable, and paper recycling points are widely available, so your customers can recycle the bags when they come to the end of their natural lifespan. Our paper bags are biodegradable, so they can be composted at home too (and in this way, won’t take up space at landfill).

Yes! We can add a custom printed label to your kraft paper bags, a fantastic way to promote your brand and make your packaging more eye-catching. For larger orders of at least 5,000 units, we can also add custom printing, which will help your business stand out in a competitive marketplace. To learn more about our custom printing options and pricing, you can request a free quote.

Yes, we offer our brown paper bags in four sizes:

Our minimum order is 250 units, and a full pallet is 25,000 units. It’s £6 (VAT included) to order a sample.

We can offer a suite of Complete Packaging Services, including inventory management and third-party logistics (3PL) for all brown paper bags with handles. If you’re looking to order larger volumes than offered in our shop or wish to order by pallet regularly, please get in touch to speak with one of our representatives today. 

Make a sustainable choice for your packaging needs. Explore our eco-friendly paper bags with flat handles range today.

Deliveries by Couriers

Courier deliveries will be made between 9am – 6pm.

All deliveries must be signed for unless stated in the special instructions when placing the order.

Please open and fully check the contents of your delivery before signing to confirm receipt.

Tracking your parcels

As soon as your goods leave our premises they are tracked until they reach your door!

We partner with DPD for a reason, they offer the most in flexibility and customer service features. Once your goods are picked up from our depot, you will be notified via either the email addressed you provided or by text message on the telephone number you provide during the order process.

On the day of delivery, you will be given a 1-hour delivery slot, this means that you do not need to be in all day like other couriers. Through the DPD app or website you are able to track the route and name of your driver.

Going to be out whilst the delivery is taking place? No Problem, you can either change the delivery address or even request it be delivered to a local pick up point or store. Many stores including Halfords and Sainsburys support DPD pick-ups.

Click Here to visit the DPD website where you can enter your details. Alternatively, if you have a smart phone, you can download the DPD app from the Apple or Android Store.

Pallet Deliveries

Part-pallet or full pallet deliveries will be despatched through our pallet network or on our own vehicles.  You will be notified by email when your delivery is being despatched, but will be unable to track it online.  All pallet deliveries will be made between 8am - 6pm on the next working day.

International Deliveries

Once your order has been placed a quote for delivery will be generated and you will be contact prior to despatch to make payment.

Delivery Timescale

We aim to process and despatch orders for next business day delivery (subject to stock availability). But please allow 2-3 days for delivery.

Orders placed by 2pm Monday to Friday would normally be delivered next day (Sunday and bank holidays Excluded).  Please note pallet deliveries can only be delivered on a working day with Saturdays excluded.

In the event that the product ordered is out of stock, the customer will be contacted with an estimated delivery date.


UK Bank Holidays

Orders will not be processed during UK public bank holidays. Orders will be processed on the first working day back.

Delivery Charges to UK Mainland Destinations

We are extremely happy to announce that we offer free next day delivery to all orders delivered to UK Mainland, with no minimum order value.

Delivery Charges to Other UK Destinations

Deliveries outside of the UK Mainland, will be subjected to the following charges:

Parcel Rates to Northern Ireland

Pack 1 £5.50 per pack

Pack 2 £10.50 per pack

Parcel Rates to Scottish Highlands & Islands

Pack 1 £3 per pack

Pack 2 £6 per pack

Pallet Rates to Northern Ireland

Part Pallet £30 per part pallet

Pallet £35 per pallet

Pallet Rates to Scottish Highlands & Irelands

Part Pallet £30 per part pallet

Pallet £45 per pallet

For International deliveries, please contact us to check delivery cost before placing your order.

Returns Policy

Damaged or Defective Product Returns

If you have received damaged or defective products, we apologise in advance.  Please follow the guidelines below:

Please call us on the following number 01491 834000 or contact us via [email protected] . within 5 working days of receipt of the goods.  Refunds for damaged or defected goods can only be refunded when returned to Packaging Supplies within 10 working days of your delivery.

Packaging Supplies will arrange collection for any damaged or defective goods, however in the event that you miss your arranged collection date or time, then the return of the goods will become your responsibility.

Items must be made ready for collection with an order confirmation printed inside the parcel.

Standard No-fault Returns

Please call us on the following number 01491 834000 or contact us via [email protected] . within 5 working days of receipt of the goods.

Goods must be returned to Packaging Supplies within 10 working days from the date of your delivery.

You must obtain a collection quote from Packaging Supplies for the return of the items, which will vary in cost depending on the order quantity and size.

Items must be made ready for collection with an order confirmation printed inside the parcel.

Refunds will only be issued if all returned items are unmarked, undamaged and in a new condition with the inner packaging unopened.

Custom-made Product Returns

For damaged or defective products, please follow the advice above.

Refunds or returns for products that have been custom made or customized in any way will not be accepted unless they have been delivered damaged or defective.

Packaging Supplies will assess all custom-made return claims for damaged or defective products on a case by case basis.

Very efficient prompt service - good product and for once a company with a sense on pricing. Will use again.

Very good price, good quality and strong packaging, very good and easy no problem service, constant email updates, delivered when promised.

Brilliant fast delivery, came next day of order, always have what I need for a small upcoming business, so glad they don't make you buy too much, perfect boxes, thank you.

Great Service. Very simple ordering process. And great communication to keep updated on delivery.

Very quick delivery and boxes as described. Will order again for sure.

Easy to navigate website and package delivered next day. Product just what I needed and I would recommend this company.

Always on time and amazing service.

Really good quality my customers love them and I have most sizes now of the self seal brown boxes. I really like that Packaging Supplies is always looking to improve their sustainability too.

Service was fast and communication friendly and responsive.

Arrived quickly and in perfect condition and its great to see every part of the packaging was eco friendly. Will definitely be ordering again.

Great service, fast and exactly what they said they would do.

Fantastic customer service! I had an issue with my delivery and it was dealt with and resolved very quickly. I have used the company on numerous occasions - highly recommended for quick delivery and great products.

Completed all my requests with super fast delivery! Brilliant quality boxes too!

Quality products and fast delivery!

Quick delivery, good quality. Will use again!

Good quality product, great price and super fast free delivery!

Very good service and fast response. Product as described 5/5!

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In the late 1970s, two friends and colleagues, Tim Allen and Stewart Middleton saw a gap in the market for a different type of packaging supplier. At the time, other businesses were selling custom made boxes and stocking packaging consumables, but Tim and Stewart wanted to offer more than that. They wanted to give their clients additional services, such as warehouse storage and the ability to have their packaging delivered as and when it was required. Packaging Supplies was established, and the rest is history.