Carrier Bag Charges In Wales

Carrier Bag Charging in Wales

From 1 October 2011, it is a legal requirement for all retailers in Wales to charge customers a minimum of 5p for each carrier bag they supply.

In accordance with the law, we charge 5p for every carrier bag supplied in Wales. Money raised from this charge will be equally distributed between two Welsh charities - World Wildlife Fund Cymru, who are working to protect the marine wildlife around the Welsh coastline, and Tŷ Hafan, who offer comfort, care and support for life-limited children and young people and their families.

From April 2012 we will publish on an annual summary of carrier bag sales in our branches in Wales. Reporting years will run from 7 April to 6 April.

Next (including Lipsy) Carrier Bag Charges in Wales:

7 April 2013 - 6 April 2014

Number of chargeable bags supplied


Total amount received from the sale of bags




Net proceeds of the charge - donated to our chosen charities



More information on the carrier bag charge is available at: