Corporate Philanthropy

PLASTIC BAG LEVY FUNDING SCHEMES

We partner with major retailers to manage the funds generated by the plastic bag levy and help them establish new or build on existing community programmes.

Plastic bag levy raises almost £10million for charities via CAF

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IMPACT OF THE PLASTIC BAG LEVY

Clear signs that the bag levy is having a positive impact

We have seen the positive impact of the levy in terms of fewer bags used as well as charities of all sizes benefiting from the funds.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA) latest findings show that plastic bag usage has plummeted by six billion since the levy was introduced. This indicates a clear shift in consumer behaviour as people are choosing to reuse plastic bags or opting for the ‘bags- for-life.’ 

Want to learn more about our plastic bag levy proposition?

Contact our Corporate Client Manager , Sumeet Randhawa.

Email Sumeet

HOW WE WORK WITH OUR CLIENTS

We provide practical and strategic support to retailers wanting to develop bag levy funding programmes. 

Practical expert advice

We provide retailers with practical advice to support the development of sustainable funding programmes.

Connecting with charities, mitigating risks

We help retailers connect with charities, managing high volume vetting and securing fund disbursements.

Evaluating and reporting

We can evaluate and report on your programmes’ impact enabling you to develop your progamme.

OUR CLIENT STORIES

Retailers have harnessed the levy in different ways

Retailers have harnessed the levy in different ways but the key trend shows them using plastic bag levy funds to enable them to strengthen their community investment commitments and introduce new local programmes.  

Sainsbury's bag for life

Sainsbury’s replaced single use plastic bags with stronger, re-useable bags which are made from 100% recyclable material and are donating the profit from these to local charities.

Aldi and the RSPB

We have helped Aldi use the funds raised from the bag levy to support their national charity partner, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Marks and Spencer's dual approach

Marks and Spencer have opted to use the bag levy funds to support both local and national charity partners.

CONTACT US

Sumeet Randhawa

Corporate Client Manager

Sumeet Randhawa is our Corporate Client Manager. Sumeet specialises in working with the retail industry to maximise their philanthropy and corporate responsibility strategy.

Sumeet Randhawa
Corporate Client Manager

T: 03000 123 272
M: 07887051520
E: srandhawa@cafonline.org

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