Carrier Bags Charges Training Events
FREE TRAINING FOR RETAILERS ON NEW SINGLE USE CARRIER BAG CHARGES
Retailers are invited to take advantage of FREE training workshops being held by Zero Waste Scotland to get ready for the 20th October when the new legislation for single use carrier bags begins and shoppers will be required to make a minimum 5p charge for all single use bags.
Scotland currently uses 750 million bags each year and the legislation aims to encourage shoppers to think about reusing bags in order to prevent litter and combat our throwaway culture. The charge aims to encourage shoppers to make using a bag for life a habit wherever practicable.
The requirement applies to ALL retailers (food and non-food) and each single-use carrier bag (including paper and those made from plant based materials) which they hand out to shoppers from 20th October 2014. Guidance, posters and other resources are available from http://www.carrierbagchargescotland.org.uk/
The hour-long evening training events will provide an opportunity to get detailed information about how the regulations will work, and ask any questions.
The Inverness Event will take place on
• Tuesday 5th August, 7.30pm – Inverness, Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa
To book a place, retailers should contact Zero Waste Scotland through their website: http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/events-2
We would encourage traders to take advantage of these free events to find out how the charges will work.
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