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Wilko to give WRAP funding from carrier bag charge


WRAP is to be one of the four charities that will receive funding from the carrier bag charge. 

Introduced in England this week, following on from Scotland and Wales, shoppers will now need to pay 5p for each single-use carrier bag they require. 

This money will then be split among good causes decided by the retailers. 

Retailer Wilko has decided to give WRAP some of the proceeds from the charge it makes on its bags. 

WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin said: “Securing this generous new stream of funding from Wilko will be a tremendous help towards furthering WRAP’s charitable aims, helping to find new ways to move towards a more sustainable, resource efficient world. 

“WRAP has an ambitious five-year plan that will help the transition towards a world where resources are used sustainably, and this development will really help maximise our impact.”