NPR logo

Paper Bags

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Paper Bags

Paper Bags

Paper Bags

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Commentator Barbara Klein finds printed names on the bottom of paper bags at fast food restaurants. One of the names, "Alan Rumbo," intrigues her. She traces the bag back to its maker, and actually gets to talk to the line worker at the paper bag plant, Rumbo himself, who explains how the name on the millions of bags he makes propelled him to hero status with his kids. (3:00)

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.