On 5 October 2015 carrier bag charging began in England, bringing it in-line with carrier bag charging schemes
already in place in the rest of the UK. As a result, Tesco,like other large retailers, is required by law to charge a
minimum of 5p for every single-use carrier bag used by a customer. Proceeds generated from the sales of the bags will be given to good causes.
The money raised by Tesco customers will be used to pay for a large number of local projects to improve green spaces in communities across England, Wales and Scotland. Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include building new pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens.
The first funding round of the programme closed in December 2015. The next round is due to open this month.
To view projects that have been supported through ‘Bags for Help’ grants click here; http://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme/Pages/bags-of-help-projects-tes