By law, all retailers in Scotland must charge a minimum of 5p for each new single-use carrier bag.
The law came into effect on 20th October 2014 and the aim is to encourage bag re-use and reduce the amount of litter in Scotland.
The charge applies to all single-use bags, including those made of:
- some plant-based materials
If you're a retailer
The money raised from charging for carrier bags belongs to your business, however, the Scottish Government is keen to see this money donated to good causes.