Alternatives to single-use plastic shopping bags: Guide for businesses

The ban on single-use plastic shopping bags (under 70 microns) began on 1 July 2019. Your business needs to either offer an alternative solution (free or at a cost) or ask customers to bring their own bags. Here is what you need to know about alternatives to single-use plastic shopping bags.

Alternatives to single-use plastic shopping bags by business type

Alternatives to single-use plastic shopping bags for different types of businesses.

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Environmental pros and cons of alternatives to single-use plastic shopping bags

Environmental pros and cons of different bag types as alternatives to single-use plastic shopping bags.

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Questions to ask your bag supplier

Questions we recommend businesses ask suppliers when choosing an alternative to single-use plastic shopping bags.

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