PaperJohn | Grocery Bag Backpacks

Cycle-Friendly, Biodegradable Paper Backpack For Groceries

PaperJohn 5PaperJohn is a user friendly, biodegradable backpack made from recycled paper.

One million plastic bags are used every minute, contributing massively to pollution through both their production and disposal. Many countries have introduced incentives to encourage the use of reusable bags, but despite their best intentions, the average shopper is prone to forget them at least some of the time. Offering a solution is the PaperJohn, a biodegradable backpack made from 100 percent recycled paper which can be worn on the back, enabling people to cycle to the store and avoid plastic bags altogether.

From Germany, the PaperJohn, made by Ogata, can carry more groceries than the average paper bag, since it is made with higher density paper. It is 320 x 170 x 450mm and features shoulder straps. The raw material comes from renewable wood, avoiding precious resources such as oil or food and Ogata plans to manufacture the product in one of Germany’s neighboring countries, to reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation. The bag can even be branded with logos or advertisements at very low costs.

Stores will be hopefully able to offer this eco-friendly alternative soon: a crowdfunding campaign is set to launch next month.


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About C. Rae White

I'm a proud 6th generation Detroiter, a creative who loves working with my hands and a fashion fanatic with a thing for shoes, bags and jewelry. I'm a family researcher who loves discovering the details of my ancestors lives. Thanks for stopping by!
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2 Responses to PaperJohn | Grocery Bag Backpacks

  1. I am forever forgetting my reusable bags at home. Seems like a good idea just looks sorta weird as a backpack.

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