BEYOND THE BAG
THE RETAIL BAG
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 scale innovative design solutions to create a system that serves the function of the current retail bag, providing customers with convenient, accessible 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.
New Release: The Playbook
Read our newly released Playbook, providing near-term single-use bag reduction wins that can be implemented by any retailer.
Why does the current retail plastic bag need reinventing?
Dive deeper into our insights on reusable bags
Read Beyond the Plastic Bag, our report sharing insights gathered from our reusable bag pilots across select CVS Health, Target and Walmart stores.
Explore the story of the retail bag
Read A New Way Home, our report assessing design opportunities to replace today’s retail bag.
Are you a retailer with sustainability top of mind?
From general merchandise to apparel, home goods and beyond, we are inviting others to join the Consortium.
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The Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag has convened industry leaders to find scalable solutions.