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Bring Your Own Bags

Retailers: Get to know the Sustainable Stores Program

Thank you to the retailers that applied for the Sustainable Stores Grant. Congratulations to our grant recipients. We encourage all retailers to participate in the Sustainable Stores Program to educate consumers about the county’s Disposable Bag Ordinance and encourage a culture of reusable woven bag use.

Learn More About the Program





Questions? Contact Us

Department of Sustainability





Communications Toolkit
Branding, social media, and visual elements for your messaging.

BYOBags Event and Materials Request
Online form to request BYOBags materials or county participation in your event.

Cuyahoga County is committed to eliminating single-use plastic checkout bags.



Information to help retailers reduce plastic bag usage.

Resources for Stores


Easy ways for shoppers to remember to bring reusables and kick the plastic bag habit.

Consumer Resources

Plastic Bag Ban

Find out about Cuyahoga County’s Plastic Bag Ban.

About the Ban


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Why is eliminating our use of single-use plastic bags important?

  • Our natural resources, like Lake Erie, the Cuyahoga River, and our 3 major watersheds, are essential to our community health and economic vitality.
  • Our access to clean drinking water is vital. Microplastics negatively affect our drinking water quality.
  • As Climate Change affects the world more and more, our economic growth is at risk from wasted natural resources and declining environmental health.