The Scottish Parliament has passed legislation – Carrier Bag Charge (Scotland) Regulations – that will require ALL retailers (food and non-food) to charge a minimum of 5p for each new single-use carrier bag (including paper, those made from some plant based materials and plastic), from 20th October 2014. This legislation.

Zero Waste Scotland is supporting Scottish retailers to help them understand their legal requirements under the regulations and has set up a dedicated website to provide support to retailers.

The new charge comes into force on Monday 20 October 2014 – make sure you are prepared and help safeguard our resources.