German discounter Lidl donates £1million raised from 5p plastic bag to charity. Lidl has confirmed that the money which it collects from the shoppers through 5p plastic bags would go to charity. Every year, according to the supermarket chain, a minimum of £1million will go to charity. The money would be split equally between Keep Britain Tidy and the young people’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent organisations, the company said.
The supermarket envisages that the current move would make people more aware of their responsibilities towards the environment and reduce littering. It also plans to encourage people to get involved in improving their local parks and green spaces.
The money raised from the 5p plastic bags will also be used to helps educate students about sustainability and the environment. An organisation that works in this particular field, the national Eco-Schools programme, would be benefited from this. Lidl UK’s chief executive Ronny Gottschlich said: “We are proud to announce this new partnership. We hope that the work we’ll be doing alongside one another will encourage people to think twice before littering.”
Keep Britain Tidy chief executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “The support of Lidl will help us engage with those young people and create a generation of young people who not only care about their environment but are also equipped to do something to help.”