Leading retailers unite to address plastic bag waste

The Beyond the Bag Initiative, launched by the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, is a multi-year collaboration across retail sectors that aims to identify, test and implement innovative new design solutions that serve the function of today’s single-use plastic retail bag, delivering ease and convenience for consumers while striving to lessen the impact on the environment. 

We aim to identify and scale innovative new design solutions to create a system that serves the function of the current retail bag, providing customers with convenient, accessible, hygienic and environmentally-sound solutions. Success will be advancing a more sustainable and waste-free future for the retail bag, driving progress and momentum across the retail industry.


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Harnessing design, innovation and the power of collaboration to reimagine the retail bag, we are exploring reusable systems, altogether bagless solutions and innovative materials for a less wasteful future.

Why does the current retail plastic bag need reinventing?

How did we test and pilot solutions in-market?

Consortium Partners

The Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag has convened industry leaders to find scalable solutions.