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A home shopping pioneer which has already generated almost £150,000 for us, has stepped up its support of our work.
Lakeland traditionally (since 2008) donated 1p to us for every carrier bag refused by a customer across all of its stores.
Then, when carrier bag legislation was introduced in Wales (in 2011) and Scotland (in 2014), we started benefiting from these donations.
And now, following the Government bringing in mandatory 5p charges to all retailers with a staff force over 250 in England, we will receive income from single use carrier bag sales across all its stores in Great Britain.
For us it means that little bit more support will help us to plant more trees and protect our ancient woodland environments – and the animals which call it their home.
Bob Granger, Lakeland’s Retail and Finance Director said:
"With the help of our customers, Lakeland have been proud to be able to support the Woodland Trust for seven years, and we’re delighted that in 2015 we’ve been able to increase our annual support to £20,000."
Lakeland is one of several businesses which support the Woodland Trust through carrier bag charges. The others include TKMaxx, WHSmith, Disney, Next and Wilko. And we also have the bags for life partnership with Sainsbury’s.