The law requires us to charge at least 5p for every single-use we issue. The 25p charge is based on our best estimate that we will use an average of five bags per order.
The Government introduced a compulsory charge of at least 5p for every single-use carrier bag provided by retailers in England on 5 October 2015. Similar charges were already in place in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
In accordance with this, Iceland charge customers 5p per single-use bag in all UK stores and for Home Deliveries and Online Orders, a flat charge of 25p per order will apply.
All the money raised from carrier bag sales (excluding VAT) is donated to the Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation, which distributes it to other good causes. In Wales and Scotland, we are supporting our partner children’s charities – The Children’s Food Trust, NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) and When You Wish Upon A Star – as well as UCL. In the past, we have made donations to Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Royal British Legion. In Northern Ireland, all proceeds are donated to local environmental projects. In England, we are continuing our campaign to help find a cure for dementia through partnerships with Alzheimer’s Research UK and UCL Dementia Research, focussing on helping those already living with the disease, and their families and carers.