• The most comfortable retail bag

  • Branding at eye height

  • More valuable advertising-impressions

The PaperJohn

Nothing but the best for your Company: The Paperjohn. Winner of the German Design Award 2018.


The PaperJohn helps
to protect the environment

common plastic bags
  • Very bad ecological balance
  • Animals die excruciating deaths when suffocated by plastic bags
  • Often imported from Asia – high Co2 emissions during transport
People in Europe use over 251 billion plastic bags per year. If these plastic bags were joined together, they would form a chain that would reach 1600 times around the earth. Once disposed of, plastic bags are dangerous to animals, who often cannot distinguish food from plastic. According to Greenpeace, a whopping 100,000 sea mammals and 1 million seabirds die of suffocation every year. It takes 100-500 years for a plastic bag to completely decompose, depending on the material used.
"biodegradable" plastic bags
  • waste of comestible goods
  • practically speaking, not biodegradable
  • genetically modified
The „biodegradable“ plastic bag does not seem to provide a real solution, either. Biodegradable plastics are often produced out of corn starch. As famine still is a reality for a multitude of people, food should not be used in the production of these bags. In addition, the corn used is often genetically modified. The current „biodegradable“ plastic bags take a long time to decay. If thrown away in the bio bin, bio plastic bags only have a short retention period. Therefore they cannot decay, but have to be filtered out of the biological waste in a lenghty process in which they get burned together with regular waste in a manner that is harmful to the environment. If thrown into the recycling bin, it is even worse. Because the bio plastic bags look very similar to normal plastic bags, the „bio“ plastic bags cannot be distinguished from the others – which reduces the quality of the recycled plastics altogether. This is why environmental and conservation organisations disapprove of „bio“ plastic bags.
The PaperJohn
  • renewable raw material
  • 100 % biodegradable
  • produced in the EU
Our standard version of the PaperJohn is made to 100 % out of kraftpaper. The kraftpaper is recycled. As the paper fibres get shorter and shorter with recycling, we add fresh paper in an amount as small as possible. This fresh paper stems from an ecologoical foresting with at least FSC certification, a certification recognized by the major environmental associations such as the WWF. Since we use paper, our raw material stems from renewable wood instead of the valuable and finite resource petroleum. The PaperJohn is 100% biodegradable. It dissolves neatlessly but still leaves a lasting impression. The PaperJohn encourages you to ride your bike more often. Due to our several production facilities equipped with the newest technology, the ecological footprint of the PaperJohn's production and transportation is kept to a minimum.


PaperJohn’s Constituents

The PaperJohn can be individualized just like standard retail bags, complementing your Corporate Identity

Bag Bodies
  • Standard Grocery Bag with side fold (Block-Bottom) in different sizes
  • Bags without side fold (Cross-Bottom) in different sizes for a slimmer silouette
  • Handles made from paper or textile rope
The PaperJohn is based on bodies' of standard retail carrier bags and can be manufactured in different sizes. Whether you need it to fit a shoe box or give aways at fairs - we have the suitable format for you!
  • We produce in the material suitable for your Corporate Identity!
Just like a standard retail bag, you can choose the paper. We fit the PaperJohn to your Corporate Identity!

Whether you want non-bleached kraft paper for a natural look or thick high gloss paper - we make it possible!
Printing Method
  • Flexo print
The PaperJohn is branded in your Corporate Identity with flexo print in photorealistic quality.


With the branding at eye-height, the PaperJohn serves as an outstanding advertising format

In contrast to standard retail bags, your Company's logo is not carried only at knee-level, resulting in very limited impressions.
Improve the advertising-impressions with the PaperJohn and deepen your brand-experience for your customers!


For inquiries or questions, please feel free to contact us.

We’d love to give you your individual quotation or tell you more about our products.
Am Kaiserkai 10, 20457 Hamburg, Deutschland
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OGATA UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Am Kaiserkai 10 D-20457 Hamburg
Managing Partners: Dipl. Ing. Cornelius Voss, Dr. Dennis Rasch

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