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SMARTBAGS BLOG - Carrier Bag Levy

A Green Future: Reducing Plastic Waste with the 25 Year Environment Plan

A Green Future: Reducing Plastic Waste with the 25 Year Environment Plan

22-Jan-2018

How the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan will reduce plastic waste and improve the environment within a generation.

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Tesco Swap Sales of Single-Use Bags for Reusable Bags for Life

Tesco Swap Sales of Single-Use Bags for Reusable Bags for Life

09-Aug-2017

Tesco are stopping sales of 5p single-use carrier bags and switching to Bags for Life. What are the marketing benefits of a branded Bag for Life?

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Balenciaga pays homage to IKEA's Frakta Bag

Balenciaga pays homage to IKEA's Frakta Bag

18-May-2017

Why would a high-end fashion brand copy a low-end product? Read on to find out what sort of branding & marketing opportunities it presents....

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Three Key Findings for Retailer Marketers - Six Months After Bag Charge England Introduced

Three Key Findings for Retailer Marketers - Six Months After Bag Charge England Introduced

18-Apr-2016

It's been 6 months since Bag Charge England was introduced and data is starting to be realised. Early figures show that plastic bag use has plummeted - so what marketing & branding opportunities does this present for retailers?

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Branded Shopping Bags Drive Sales and Create Buzz for Fashion Retailers and Brands

Branded Shopping Bags Drive Sales and Create Buzz for Fashion Retailers and Brands

19-Jan-2016

Create a branded shopping bag that's bang on trend and get the fashion pack clamoring to use it! Check out our Top 3 most fashionable shopping bag styles.

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The Bag Charge: 4 Sales and Marketing Opportunities for Small Retailers

The Bag Charge: 4 Sales and Marketing Opportunities for Small Retailers

02-Dec-2015

Small retailers in England don't have to charge customers 5p for carrier bags, but there are many advantages of doing so. It could help generate revenue, market your brand and gain valuable PR for your retail brand.

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Bag Charge England - When Should Retailers Charge 5p?

Bag Charge England - When Should Retailers Charge 5p?

24-Sep-2015

Retailers - do you know if you should be charging 5p for carrier bags? Get clear on the rules before October 5th to avoid a hefty penalty.

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Key Facts on Carrier Bag Charge England

Key Facts on Carrier Bag Charge England

27-Mar-2015

Find out how the carrier bag charge will work in England and what it means for retailers

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Smartbags Supermarket Shopping Bags are Bang on Trend!

Smartbags Supermarket Shopping Bags are Bang on Trend!

27-Feb-2015

Fashion brands are channeling supermarket chic this season! Get bang on trend with your very own branded supermarket shopper bag

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Defra Provide Training for Bag Charge Enforcement

Defra Provide Training for Bag Charge Enforcement

15-Jan-2015

Retailers across England are preparing for the single-use bag charge to be introduced in October 2015. Defra are preparing training to help local authorities enforce the Bag Charge.

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