3 World Records promoting the use of eco-friendly bags

Since the war on plastic begun to stop our land and oceans suffering from the amount of plastic waste we leave behind, people have leaned more towards the use of eco-friendly and reusable bag options.

Some people love bags so much, that they have taken it upon themselves to create some record-breaking bags to celebrate different bags and their uses.

These records may seem pointless but setting a world record can be a great way to encourage community spirit, whilst celebrating or raising awareness of a task, product, or organisation.


Largest Shopping Bag

The largest shopping bag measures 94.48m long and 39.92m wide, and was achievedin Uttar Pradesh, India, on 22 October 2018.

The bag was made of cotton and aimed to raise awareness, encourage people to use more environmentally friendly products, and to move away from plastic bags.


Largest Paper Bag

The largest paper shopping bag is 22.5m long, 15.4m wide and 3.36m deep. It was achieved by a paper bag retailer on 23 September 2015.

The bag was an accurate scale replica of a normal-sized paper bag, complete with twine handles.


Largest Jute Bag

The largest jute bag is 22.5m long, 14.6m wide and 3.5m deep. It was achieved on International Plastic Bag Free Day on 3rd July 2019 and was a replica of the landscape jute bags that the company Cotton Bag Co produce.

This record breaking bag can fit 9 double decker busses in it and over 208,000 footballs!