Reducing the use of carrier bags in the retail channel
In this publication, the KIDV summarizes the outcomes of the project ‘Reducing the use of carrier bags in the retail channel’. This project comprised the pilot study ‘Can it be a bag less’ (2013) and a study on materials for carrier bags (2015). The project showed that shops could greatly reduce the use of carrier bags if they encouraged customers to bring along their own re-usable carrier bags more often, or by charging for carrier bags. Another option to reduce the use of carrier bags is to offer customers medium-sized bags or large shoppers made from sustainable material, which are suitable for re-use.