Paper Shopping Bags Boost Conservation Efforts in Poland

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Paper Shopping Bags supplied by Polska, the Polish division of Duro Bag Manufacturing Company, are helping spread awareness of recycling and conservation. The shopping bags were integral in a European environmental conference as well as World Environmental Day.

Sustainable Management of Energy and Wastes in View of Climate Change

The Polish division of Duro Bag Manufacturing Company, Polska, recently participated in several events aimed at preserving the earth.

A conference was held in April called "Sustainable Management of Energy and Wastes in View of Climate Change". The goal of the conference was to bring together representatives of nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and entrepreneurs to spread information of environmental protection technologies, exchange information and transfer knowledge between regions.

Attendance was estimated at between 5,000 and 6,000 people from Poznan and surrounding areas.

Then on June 5, 2008, which is World Environmental Day, the City of Poznan, Poland, held an education fair called "The Day of Solidarity with the Environment for the Young and Old". At the fair Duro Bag distributed about 5,000 ecological paper handle shopping bags to all attendees.

The fair even included a parade in the streets of Poznan to create awareness for energy conservation and sustainable waste management.

Duro Bag Mfg. Co Polska received special recognition from the Poznan City Hall's EPA that stated (translation):
"We the Science and Environment Protection Association City Hall in Pozna and European Society of Ecodevelopment take this special opportunity for special thanks to DURO Bag Mfg. Co. Polska for sponsoring of Second World Environment Protection Day in Pozna based on the general project 'Our Planet - Our Home'.
"This project is based on cooperation with Academic, Environment and Science Societies - Climate Changes."
"Your sponsorship contributed to promotion of ecological and environmental rules and subject and allowed to make it more popular and useful."

Duro ( is the world's largest manufacturer of paper shopping bags along with almost every other type of paper bag. "Duro's obligation to protecting the natural resources of the earth as well as eliminating harmful wastes is not something we take lightly," said Chuck Kessel, Duro's VP of Sales and Marketing. "If our participation in this event in Poland helped to inform others of ways to go green, we are proud to do so."

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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, Charles Shor serves as president and CEO. 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 including paper shopping bags. For more information, visit


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