Consortium to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag Established

Establishment of the Consortium was announced July 21, 2020 by the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners with leading retailers – The aim of the Consortium is to “… reinvent the single-use plastic retail bag, with the goal of identifying, testing and implementing viable design solutions and models that more sustainably serve the purpose of the current retail bag … Collectively, Consortium partners have committed more than $15 million to launch the Beyond the Bag Initiative [which] convenes some of the largest and most influential retailers in the United States … Innovative design solutions to serve the function of today’s retail bag will be solicited … through the Consortium’s global Innovation Challenge … [which] invites innovators, suppliers, designers and problem-solvers to submit their ideas for game-changing sustainable bag solutions …” #PlasticWaste #PlasticBag #Recycling #SingleUsePlastic