Every year, 8 million tonnes of plastic waste finds its way into our oceans, harming our planet, its wildlife and ecosystems. We recycle 300 tonnes of plastic every year and use it to create new bags, but with your help we can do even more.
Both our online and in store bags are made in the UK to avoid shipping them from abroad. They’re also 100% recyclable to reduce our carbon impact.
Why we use plastic
To reduce our impact, we’ve created a closed-loop system, so all our bags and packaging are made from our own recycled plastic.
Paper might seem like a better option, but producing plastic uses less energy and water.
Plastic weighs less than paper, and it’s better at protecting your new clothes.
Plastic packaging means we can transport more bags in one go. Less vehicles means lower carbon emissions.
Plastic bags wear better than paper ones, so you can reuse them for longer before you recycle.
Help us recycle
You may have noticed our bags are a little lighter than before, saving over 500 tonnes of plastic every year.
Our carrier bags are designed to be reused. If they break, we’ll replace them in store for free.
Give unwanted carrier bags to staff for recycling. We also recycle any packaging received in your online returns.
Tape makes it harder to recycle. Instead, use the resealable function provided to close any bags.
If your household recycling doesn’t accept plastic bags, take them to your local recycling centre or supermarket.
Got any unwanted electrical items? Recycle for free with our Electrical Take-Back Scheme. Click here to find out more for UK and ROI.