Why are you charging me for carrier bags?

The English government introduced a law in 2018 that requires all large retailers to charge for plastic carrier bags. It’s all part of a government initiative to reduce litter and help protect our environment.

In May 2021 the charge increased to 10p per bag. We are staying in line with the current government legislation. As a result, our carrier bags cost 10p. We be buying back recycled bags for 10p. We will recycle all carrier bags that you give to your driver, but you will only get a Bag Recycle Bonus on Ocado bags.

We don’t make any profit on these carrier bag sales. We put it all back into the environment through charitable organisations like WRAP and Trees for Cities.

The legislation applies to all single-use plastic carrier bags, including the ones we use to deliver your groceries to you in tip-top condition.

Find out more about how we recycle our carrier bags and why we still use them >

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