Snowdonia Society receives carrier bag levy proceeds
Thank you for nominating us, Judith!
We urge all shoppers to take bags with them when they shop, but on the occasion that you are unprepared and you have to buy one, it is good to know that up to 80% of the price you pay is going towards a good cause.
In the 12 months to April 2017, the income from selling carrier bags in Wales branches of Waitrose has raised an amazing £11,168 for the Snowdonia Society. This money will be used to further our conservation work in Snowdonia and train young people under our accredited Practical Conservation Skills unit.
Reinvest locally, argues Waitrose Menai Bridge
Although national charities are usually nominated, store manager Julie Hughes was adamant that money raised in the area should go to a local charity. Waitrose Menai Bridge put forward the Snowdonia Society to receive a share of the total Wales carrier bag levy arguing the proceeds should benefit north Wales.
“We would rather see money generated locally stay local” said Store Manager Julie Hughes. “So what better way to invest it than here, to help protect our beautiful Snowdonia, whose mountains we can see from the store car park right here in Menai Bridge!”
£11,168 represents 268,000 carrier bags. This sounds a lot but the figure would be more than 3 times that without the carrier bag levy, and littering would be much worse!
Please nominate us at your local supermarket
Do you know who receives the proceeds from carrier bag sales where you do your shopping? Nominating the Snowdonia Society to receive the proceeds at your local supermarket is an extremely effective way of supporting us.
We recently received £516 from the Llanrwst Co-op from their carrier bag sales and have previously received £750 from a group of Spar stores in north Wales.
Your small action could make a very big difference to Snowdonia!