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Bring Your Own Bags

Sustainable Stores Grant for Retail Communities is Open for Applications

Municipalities, chambers of commerce and non-profits, in partnership with at least three retailers and/or choice food pantries, are invited to apply for up to $8,000 to eliminate the use of plastic checkout bags in their community. Deadline to apply is June 28, 2024.

Learn More About the Grant


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.