Socialization of policy and ongoing education is critical to ensure all stakeholders – businesses and consumers – understand the regulation, know their options, and know what to do if someone isn’t complying. Proper communication on the measure allows for an increase in public acceptance and compliance. This can and should be done by advocates, businesses, and regulators.

  • Publicize the regulation in prominent areas
  • Put signs near shop entrances reminding consumers to bring reusable bags
  • Create and share a website for public and businesses, explaining the law, include types of bags & businesses covered and FAQ
  • Create community business and engagement strategies



Scotland resources for retailers

Philippines – a series of workshops were held to educate local officials + constituents on the Solid Waste Management Code + the Plastic Regulation Program

Washington DC – Guide for Implementing the Bag Law at Your Business

South Australia – Information for Retailers and Shoppers