Excellent Packaging & Supply adds FSC-certified 100% recycled paper shopping bags with twisted-paper handles to its range of eco-friendly retail packaging products; available in natural Kraft color and with custom-printed branding

RICHMOND, California , September 22, 2011 (press release) – Marketed in partnership with TULSACK, and available with custom-printed branding, these new shopping bags provide an effective billboard for a retailer while broadcasting its commitment to the environment.

Excellent Packaging & Supply, an innovator and wholesale distributor of sustainable, biodegradable, and nature-based packaging for foodservice and other applications, has added 100-percent-recycled paper shopping bags with twisted-paper handles to its range of planet-friendly retail packaging products. Designed for retailers that want to project a strong commitment to environmental stewardship, and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, the attractive and sturdy shopping bags are available in natural Kraft color, or printed with a custom logo or branding message.

"Discerning shoppers appreciate retailers that provide shopping bags that are both aesthetically appealing and environmentally smart," said Allen King, president of Excellent Packaging & Supply. "Consumers quickly recognize that the Versa bag is no ordinary paper shopping bags, and this adds a powerful element of differentiation to the brand printed on the bag. Retailers can also take advantage of our custom print shopping bag service and feel confident that they are offering their shoppers a truly green and sustainable solution."

The natural Kraft (natural brown) color bags are made from 100-percent recycled paper with a 95-percent post-consumer recycled paper content. Logo-printed bags are can be supplied on either plain Kraft color paper or the innovative Tulsakraft® Versa bag, which is made from 100-percent recycled paper with an 86-percent post-consumer recycled paper content. Custom artwork can be printed in up to three ink colors, with Excellent Packaging offering low minimums for first-time orders and extremely fast turnaround on all custom orders.

The Tulsakraft Versa bag is unique in the retail packaging industry. It uses a paper that is white on one side and Kraft on the other. Either side can be on the outside, and is suitable for custom printing. Excellent Packaging's partnership with Tulsack gives retailers access to one of the most advanced printing plants in the country.

Ayako Simmons is a manager at DELICA in San Francisco, a delicatessen that offers California-style Japanese food. "We use custom-printed Tulsakraft Versa bags for boxed deli items because this fits with our focus on sustainability and local foods. The bags look sharp and are the perfect size, and of course are a green alternative to plastic bags," said Simmons.

Currently, Excellent Packaging is providing an extraordinary service package not usually available to buyers of custom printing on shopping bags. Unitary pricing for prints of up to 3 colors makes it cost-effective for businesses to showcase their brand in the best manner possible, and Excellent Packaging's "100% Shipping Performance Guarantee" means that if a custom-printed bag does not ship by the date promised, there will be no charge for the bags themselves.

Ordering information
The new Tulskraft Versa bag and the natural Kraft bag can be ordered direct from Excellent Packaging (www.excellentpackaging.com). Excellent Packaging prints the exact quantity ordered, with no over- or under-runs. Excellent Packaging pays for the printing plates and shipping for the first order of a new print, and will print up to 100 percent coverage in 1-3 inks for the same price. A merchant can order as few as 2,500 bags, with discounted pricing for volume orders. Smaller, trial order quantities are available on request. To learn more about the range of bio-based, sustainable catering products offered by Excellent Packaging, or to enquire about volume pricing, call (800) 317-2737 or email sales@excellentpackaging.com.

About Excellent Packaging & Supply
Excellent Packaging & Supply (www.excellentpackaging.com) is a wholesale distribution company that specializes in nature-based packaging for foodservice and other applications. The company's range of environmentally sustainable packaging includes compostable, biodegradable and recyclable product lines, as well as traditional packaging solutions. Excellent Packaging brings decades of experience to assist its customers with and inventory-control services, product development, sourcing, quality control, and price negotiation. Excellent Packaging also works with a wide variety of companies and organizations to research, source and deliver custom bio-based and traditional packaging and foodservice products that enable companies. to integrate sustainable foodservice solutions into their business. Excellent Packaging markets sustainable foodservice packaging solutions for business, restaurant and home through its BioMass Packaging® division (www.biomasspackaging.com). Follow us on Facebook (BioMassPackaging) and Twitter (@BioMassPackage).

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