Westbury business aims to bag another World Record

By Ben Carey on 21 June, 2019

A Westbury-based business is hoping to set a new Guinness World Record during a visit to a Bradford-on-Avon school on International Plastic Bag Free Day.

On Wednesday 3rd July at Fitzmaurice Primary School, Cotton Bag Co will be unveiling what it hopes is the largest hessian style bag in the world, measuring 15.5m high and 22.5m wide (almost as big as a standard tennis court).

The current record bag measures 10.99m high by 8.5m wide.

As an eco bag retailer, Cotton Bag Co should be well placed for a shot at the World Record. In 2015, its sister company Paper Bag Co successfully claimed the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Paper Bag.

Managing Director, Jon Marling, is now hoping that the team can secure a second record to celebrate International Plastic Bag Free Day.

He said, “The whole team at Cotton Bag Co are excited to set the record for the World’s Largest Jute Bag. We want to promote the use of eco bags as an alternative to single-use plastic bags and this world record allows us to do just that, whilst showing our customers that anything is achievable.

“We hope it will inspire more people to use reusable cotton and Jute bags, cut down on plastic usage and help promote a plastic-free planet.” 

The giant bag will be hoisted up with the assistance of Sparrow Crane Hire for all to see.

Pictured: The team from Cotton Bag Co prepare for their World Record attempt.