The purpose of this survey is to determine current use of single use plastic bags in retail outlets and what barriers exist that make it difficult or challenging for consumers to use or access reusable bags. The outcomes of the survey will be used to design a program to assist and support business and community to reduce their use of plastic bags in preparation of the removal of plastic bags from large chain supermarkets - July 1st 2018.

* 2. What type of business do you operate?

* 3. What type of carry bag/s and/or containers do you offer your customers at the moment

* 4. Please rate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Unsure
Do you agree with major supermarkets banning checkout single use bags from July 1st 2018
I will also sell single use plastic bags rather than provide them for free from July 1st 2018
My business is committed to avoid single use plastics and plastic bags
Plastic is harmful to the environment
The NSW Government should ban the use of plastic bags for all business
Providing plastic bags for free to my customers is the most cost effective option for my business
Plastic bags are the best option for the items I'm selling for health and transportation
I will only provide alternatives to plastic bags when all business are also doing it

* 5. When the customer’s purchase is complete, what do you ask?

* 6. How many plastic bags (on average) do you provide to customers per day?

* 7. How likely are you to replace plastic bags with the following alternatives

  Highly unlikely Unlikely Likely Highly Likely Unsure Investigating that option further
Paper bags
Biodegradable bags
Cardboard boxes
Fabric /woven shopping bags for sale
Boomerang bags (community made bags)
Paper wrapping

* 8. What makes it difficult (if anything) for your business to offer reusable bags or an alternative, instead of single use plastic bags when shopping?

* 9. What do you see as the benefit (if any) to your business in offering reusable bags or another alternative to single use plastic bags?

* 10. If you were supplied with a sign or sticker to display in your business to help remind customers to bring their own bags, what would you like it to say?

* 11. How would you most like to receive further information about single use plastic bag alternatives

* 12. How can Council/ Government best support your business to go plastic bag free?

* 13. Please provide any additional comments/ideas you may have

* 14. If you wish to go in the draw to win a Live with less Plastic Pack including a reusable bag, reusable cup and other environmental goodies, please include your name and email address.