For the first time, Tesco customers will be asked to choose the charities and environmental organisations that will benefit from an estimated £1.8 million set to be raised from carrier bag charges in Wales and Scotland.
Commenting, Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland said:
“It’s great that Tesco has launched this public vote to select which good causes benefit from the proceeds of its carrier bag sales in Scotland. It’s a great example of a major retailer using the requirement to charge a minimum of 5p for a single-use carrier bag, which comes into force in October, to help support good causes.
“Zero Waste Scotland is working with all retailers in Scotland to help them understand the forthcoming charge, which is an important and proven measure to help reduce the number of single-use bags handed out. We’d like to see as many retailers as possible taking the opportunity to support good causes with the proceeds from carrier bag sales in the future, by signing up to our Carrier Bag Commitment.”