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Carrier bag commitment

Scotland’s Carrier Bag Commitment is a voluntary agreement operated by Zero Waste Scotland.


To protect people from the risk of transmitting coronavirus and to speed up food deliveries, The Scottish Government has temporarily suspended charging for single use carrier bags in some circumstances.

Find out more: https://www.gov.scot/policies/managing-waste/litter-and-flytipping/#bags


The commitment asks retailers to report carrier bag sales and commit to donating money raised to good causes in Scotland.

By signing up to the commitment, retailers can access communication materials and contribute to national reporting on carrier bag use.

Signatories can also access the Carrier Bag Commitment Reporting Portal, a free tool to help centralise records and keep information securely.

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