Zero Wate Scotland event

Zero Waste Scotland is holding free training events across Scotland in July and August to help retailers understand and implement the carrier bag charge, which will see a minimum 5p charge for all single use bags into force on October 20.

The first event was held in Glasgow on July 17, with a total of 12 taking place across Scotland in July and August. The hour-long evening events will provide an opportunity to get detailed information about how the regulations will work, and ask any questions.

Attendees will also learn about how Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient Scotland service can help reduce energy, water and raw material bills.

Zero Waste Scotland is supporting Scottish retailers to help them understand their responsibilities to operate the carrier bag charge. The organisation supports the charge as a measure to help reduce the number of bags in circulation, many of which end up as litter, and recently launched the Carrier Bag Commitment, to which retailers who agree to donate the proceeds of the charge to charity can sign up.

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “These training sessions are a valuable opportunity for retailers to get to grips with their legal obligations. Our trainers are experts in the detail and can answer all your questions about the new regulations. Come along and meet us and find out more about how this key piece of environmental legislation will work.”

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