Catalyze Systems Change on Plastic Bag Waste

As policymakers and advocacy groups, you are uniquely positioned to catalyze the systemic change needed to tackle the plastic pollution crisis at scale. We share data-driven insights that can help guide impactful policies that phase out plastic bag waste, driving sustainable solutions across jurisdictions. Learn more about the power of policy to advance a waste-free future. 

Discover Insights on Reuse

A product of a first-of-its-kind collaboration among Closed Loop Partners and many of the world’s leading retailers, The Playbook highlights effective solutions to reduce the number of bags needed by retailers and encourage the use of reusable bags customers already have at home. Key insights from the playbook are based on research, interviews, surveys and learnings from 17 of the world’s leading retailers across four key categories: communications, employee training, bag and fixture design, and customer incentives.


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Support a ‘Bring Your Own  Bag’ Culture

While the BYO pilot has formally ended, many retailers have seen the impact that we’ve driven together and are continuing to support customers to bring their own bag. 


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Learn About Our Impact

Three years into the Consortium, we share key learnings from our iterative process of identifying possible solutions, testing them in-market, and learning from these tests, laying the foundation for more work in the years to come.


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Explore How Reuse Can Work Alongside Policy

In New Jersey, where there is legislation banning single-use bags in certain stores, the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag tested a “returnable bag” service model in which customers “borrowed” a bag onsite, reused it and then returned it at the same or different retailer’s store to be washed, redistributed and reused by additional customers. This offered a solution for when customers forgot to bring their own reusable bags. This pilot ran from April to July 2023.


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