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Sustainability at JF Walsh 

Sustainability is a cornerstone of JF Walsh's  strategy and governance, ingrained in the very essence of our operations.

JF Walsh actively participates in driving the transition towards a biobased circular economy, focusing on three critical areas where we have substantial influence and opportunities: combatting climate change, fostering biodiversity, and promoting circularity. Our commitment extends to delivering low-carbon and recyclable fiber-based products, thus aiding our customers in meeting the rising demand for renewable and environmentally friendly solutions.

We firmly believe that the world requires a transformation that balances the preservation of planetary boundaries with the advancement of economic and social prosperity. As a leading renewable materials company, JF Walsh is dedicated to contributing to this transformation by offering regenerative solutions.

Our approach encompasses two main objectives:

  1. By 2050, our aim is to provide 100% regenerative solutions.  These solutions will be circular in nature, contributing positively to both biodiversity and climate change, ultimately enhancing the well-being of individuals. This 2050 vision also includes supporting our customers in their journey towards regenerative practices and We already started on this with PV solar within the next 6 months..

  2. Concurrently, we remain committed to upholding responsible business practices in our day-to-day operations. This entails the respectful treatment of human rights, the minimization of emissions into the air and water throughout our operations, and the proactive management of impacts within our value chain. These principles will always serve as the bedrock of our endeavour's.

Shift towards a Circular Bioeconomic Transformation

Sustainability Commitment at JF Walsh At the core of JF Walsh's mission is the commitment to 'Do good for people and the planet' by replacing non-renewable materials with sustainable alternatives. This guiding principle underscores our firm belief that anything produced from fossil-based materials today can be manufactured from trees tomorrow. It underscores the profound opportunity JF Walsh has to play a role in shaping a more sustainable future.

Driving our long-term vision and innovation is our aspiration to offer fully regenerative solutions by 2050. These solutions are designed to not only reduce carbon emissions but also actively contribute to carbon removal and support the restoration of biodiversity.

We are focused on three key areas where we can make the most significant impact and create opportunities: addressing climate change, promoting biodiversity, and fostering circularity. These ambitions are firmly rooted in our commitment to conducting our business in a responsible and ethical manner."

Renewable and recyclable
materials for paper bags

We offer an extensive portfolio catering to a diverse range of requirements. All our paper bag materials are crafted from 100% fresh fibers sourced from sustainably managed forests, ensuring their suitability for direct food contact. Within our material lineup, you'll discover options tailored to your specific bag applications, including products boasting exceptional strength, superior visual aesthetics, and an authentic natural texture, among other qualities.

By utilizing these premium materials, you can diversify your business into markets that demand both purity and robustness in their bags, align with sustainability objectives, and leave a lasting impression on your customers.

Agenda for Sustainability and Company Governance


  1. Mitigate greenhouse gas emissions through investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate-friendly technologies.

  2. Promote sustainable forestry practices that safeguard forests and their ecosystems.

  3. Adapt to climate change impacts, including rising sea levels and extreme weather events.


  1. Safeguard endangered species and their habitats while addressing pollution and other threats to biodiversity.

  2. Advocate for sustainable agricultural and aquaculture practices.

  3. Foster biodiversity conservation.


  1. Minimize waste by designing products and services that prioritize durability and recyclability.

  2. Encourage material reuse and recycling.

  3. Invest in innovative technologies to facilitate resource and material efficiency.

These represent just a selection of responsible business practices, and various other strategies exist. The choice of appropriate practices hinges on factors such as industry, business size, and location.

It's essential to recognize that responsible business practices not only benefit the environment but also prove advantageous for businesses themselves. Such investments can lead to cost reductions, enhanced corporate reputation, and the attraction of new customers.


Customers are increasingly mindful of their environmental footprint.

People are evolving their purchasing patterns, with a global shift towards eco-conscious choices in lieu of plastic bags, recognizing the significant environmental and societal consequences of every decision we make.

Introducing Paper Bags by JF Walsh, a family of renewable and recyclable materials designed for various applications in the realm of paper bags. These materials, certified by both PEFC and FSC, address the escalating demands of conscientious consumers.

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Eco-Friendly Products Are Trendy

Embracing the Trend of Eco-Friendly Products One compelling reason to consider incorporating paper bags into your business is their alignment with the latest trends. Consumers worldwide are actively seeking ways to reduce their environmental footprint, leading them to patronize establishments that share their values. In an era marked by readily accessible climate-change information, people are making eco-conscious choices, ranging from adopting energy-efficient home appliances to eschewing single-use plastics.

Custom paper bags featuring branded patterns add an element of sophistication, making customers feel special. While these bags indeed epitomize the current trend, they also offer practicality through their diverse range of sizes, shapes, and strengths to accommodate a wide spectrum of products. With gusseted sides and flat bottoms, these bags provide ample interior space, making them a versatile choice for various items. It comes as no surprise that businesses of all sizes are embracing this shift towards eco-friendliness.

These paper bags are available in a plethora of sizes, shapes, colors, and strengths, ensuring you can find the perfect fit for your products. Opt for small, lightweight bags for delicate items like jewelry or office supplies, and choose large, heavyweight bags for bulkier household items such as linens or flatware. Whether intended for retail use in boutiques or markets or for gifting purposes, there exists a paper bag to perfectly match your unique needs

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Eco-friendly Manufacturing process

Kraft paper bags, renowned for their eco-friendliness and non-toxic attributes, are crafted from renewable resources. Their environmental advantages are profound, as they can be easily biodegraded in the natural environment or recycled multiple times, significantly mitigating their environmental footprint when compared to the production and disposal of single-use plastics. The manufacturing and recycling of paper entail far fewer harmful chemicals and less energy, thanks to their straightforward process.

Kraft paper, a robust and sturdy paper variant, owes its strength to the manufacturing method it undergoes. This process frequently utilizes woodchips and other wood byproducts, which are steam-treated, pulped, and subsequently spread out to dry before being cut, transported, and assembled into an array of eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastics.

One distinguishing feature of Kraft paper is its natural, unbleached state. Unlike bleached paper, which loses strength and environmental appeal, unbleached Kraft paper remains biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable, all while retaining its strength for bag applications. This absence of bleaching not only enhances its eco-friendliness but also imparts a charming, rustic finish that appeals to both the eye and touch.

The entire lifecycle of Kraft paper bags is environmentally conscious. Manufacturing facilities prioritize water and chemical reuse, further reducing their ecological impact. This holistic approach ensures that the production and utilization of Kraft paper bags have a considerably smaller environmental footprint compared to plastic alternatives.

Additionally, Kraft paper bags offer a cost-effective means to obtain custom-printed bags for your business. Their affordability is attributed to high demand and efficient, low-cost manufacturing processes. Customizing these bags to reflect your brand has never been more accessible, making it an attractive option for businesses of all sizes to transition away from single-use plastics

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