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How Do The New Carrier Bag Charge (scotland) Regulations Affect You?

justDAJ

justDAJ

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From 20th October 2014 all retailers in Scotland must charge a minimum of 5p per single-use carrier bag. This covers plastic AND paper bags.

There are a few exceptions but on the whole you must charge 5p and in some cases keep records of your bag sales.

Although it may sound awkward, there are a few potentially positive spins for client engagement.

What do you need to do as a business?
 
Gemma Rowlands

Gemma Rowlands

New Member
I think that on the whole this is a good thing, because it might mean that more people start to reuse their bags. However, I do worry that things like raw meat might be carried in the same bags as other food, which could start to pose a risk to people. Perhaps things like that should be given bags of a different colour and the charge is refunded when brought back into store? Other than that though I do think it is a positive thing to do, and should help to improve the way that people think about their shopping bags.
 
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Lauren Turner

New Member
It always annoyed me the way that people just throw carrier bags away so I think this is a good thing. It should work well and make people think a little more about how many they use when they're shopping.
 

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