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July 12, 2007 - Made from 60% post industrial and 40% post consumer fibers, Recycled Paper Handle Bag offers solution for retailers that face pressure of providing environmentally sensitive alternatives. With large adhesive surface, wide stand up handles provide maximum carrying strength. Retailers can create custom printed messages to demonstrate their commitment to environment and to promote public awareness.

Duro Bag Introduces the 100% Recycled Paper Bag Exclusive to North America

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Duro Bag Co.
1301 Madison Ave., P.O. Box 16250
Covington, KY, 41011

Press release date: June 26, 2007

FLORENCE, Ky., June 26 /-- The San Francisco Plastic Bag Reduction ordinance has resulted in cities and municipalities all across the country considering bans on plastic bags or beginning to charge consumers for their use. Duro Bag Mfg. Co. has introduced the only 100% Recycled Paper Handle Bag available in North America. This bag is the perfect alternative for those retailers faced with the growing pressure of providing environmentally-sensitive alternatives and for consumers who want to do what's right for the environment.

This 100% Recycled Paper is exclusive to North America and is made from 60% Post Industrial and 40% Post Consumer fibers. The larger 1/6 size helps with source reduction at the checkout counter, as it allows for more items. By applying more adhesive surface the wider, stand up handles provide additional carrying strength. Combined with the exceptional design capability of Duro's In House Design Department retailers can create custom printed messages to demonstrate their commitment to the environment and to promote public awareness.

"Duro has long provided environmentally preferable products to a wide range of retail bag applications and we are thrilled to find another very focused vehicle to support the design, development, manufacture and use of environmentally preferred packaging" said Charles Shor, Chairman and CEO of Duro. "We join a significant number of our customers, suppliers and market peers in this effort to promote a sustainable packaging strategy...."

Duro Bag Mfg is committed to the protection of the earth through recycling and product sustainability. We recycle 100% of our Kraft and Bleached Paper waste from our production process. We are also members of the Sustainable Products Coalition, the American Forest & Paper Association, and proud sponsor of Earth Share.

Call (866) 302-1215 to request a sample or to learn more about the 100% Recycled Paper Bag and other packaging products that Duro has to offer.

Contact: Michael Ruscher, Duro Bag Manufacturing Company 7600 Empire Drive Florence, KY 41042 Phone: (859) 581-8200

About Duro Paper Bag Manufacturing, Company. Founded in 1953, Duro Bag is the largest manufacturer of paper bags in the world. A family owned company, based in Ludlow, Kentucky, Duro has 12 plants manufacturing bags in the United States and Mexico. Producing over 20 billion environmentally friendly paper bags per year, Duro supplies most of the largest grocery and retail chains with a wide variety of wholesale paper bag products. For more information, visit
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