Scotland’s Carrier Bag Charge – Date Approaching

Posted on Oct 15 2014 - 7:30am by Sustainable News

With not long to go from today until Scotland’s carrier Bag Charge comes into force, Zero Waste Scotland is reminding retailers and shoppers

Zero Waste Scotland is offering advice and support to Scottish retailers to help them to prepare for and understand their requirements ahead of the introduction of a national carrier bag charge

Zero Waste Scotland is offering advice and support to Scottish retailers to help them to prepare for and understand their requirements ahead of the introduction of a national carrier bag charge

to get ready for the 5p charge, which applies to all single-use carrier bags from 20th October.

Retailers can visit Zero Waste Scotland’s website to find out more about how the charge will work, and tools including a staff training video and customisable materials for customer-facing communications, for example artwork for posters and till receipts.

The information is available at www.carrierbagchargescotland.org.uk

Shoppers can get more information on the charge and the types of bags included by visiting www.cleanerscotland.org

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland said:

“With two weeks to go until the Carrier Bag Charge comes into effect, Zero Waste Scotland is reminding retailers and shoppers alike to be prepared.

“Retailers can visit our dedicated website for a host of useful tools and materials, and shoppers should remember to bring their re-usable bags when they pop to the shops after 20th October.

“Single-use bags are a highly visible item of litter which blights our streets and seas – and the Carrier Bag Charge is an important anti-litter measure which will help cut the number of single-use bags in circulation.”

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