Wilko | Corporate | Home

We’re changing to bags for life

As a responsible retailer, we’re committed to doing our bit and recognise the importance of listening to our customers. From 1st May 2019, we’ll be helping to reduce waste by saying goodbye to all our single-use carrier bags and introducing new bags for life that are better for the environment and made from 100% recycled material.

Our new 10p bags have a thicker, more durable design and can be used over and over. We’ll even exchange them for free if they break. We hope the improved design will encourage customers to use our bags every time they shop so we can all help to reduce plastic waste in the environment.

We’re committed to supporting local communities to build better futures and will continue to invest all net proceeds from our bags into our Together for Communities programme. So far, we’ve supported Keep Britain Tidy and Keep Wales Tidy in creating green community spaces whilst teaching future generations the value of the environment around them.

We’ve also supported The Prince’s Trust with their ‘Team’ and ‘Get Started’ programmes, which provide young people with essential skills to empower them to get back into education, training or employment, as well as helping to create green spaces nationally.

These charity partners share our enthusiasm for making a difference where it matters most.

Wilko employee at a till packing bags.