Environmental Policy

As part of the Travis Perkins Group, Travis Perkins are fully committed to protecting the environment. Travis Perkins are continually looking for new ways to improve the environmental performance of all our trading activities.

Please visit our Group website for full details on our environmental policy.

Information about Carrier Bag Charge

The Government has introduecd a new law requiring all large shops to charge 5p for all single use plastic bags from 5th October 2015. The aim is to reduce the use of plastic bags and the litter associated wit them and to encourage people to reuse bags. this is not a tax and the money does not go to the Govenment. Retailers can choose what to do with the proceeds from the charge, but there is an expectation that we will donate the money to good causes.

You can bring your own bags from home or you can purchase reusable bags for life which you pay for once and return for a free replacement when they wear out.

To find out more visit gov.uk/carrierbags

Information about Welsh Carrier Bag Charge

In October 2011, the Welsh Government introduced a 5p charge on all single trip carrier bags provided to customers. Monies raised from the bag charge are donated to Travis Perkins' chosen charity Macmillan's. The latest Welsh carrier bag charge record can be found below:

Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Wales) Regulations 2010

Record for the period 7 April 2015 - 6 April 2016
 
  • Number of chargeable bags supplied :  680
  • Total amount received from the sale of chargeable bags: £34.00
  • Total amount received from the 5p charge: £34.00
  • Net proceeds of the charge: £27.20
  • [Administration and compliance costs were not charged, as they exceed the bag revenue]
  • The difference of £6.80 between the total amount received from the sale of the bags and the net proceeds of the 5p charge is made up of the following:

    • Amounts above 5p that customers paid for bags: £0
    • Costs incurred informing the public about the charge:  £0
    • Compliance costs: £0
    • VAT: £6.80

Information about Scottish Carrier Bag Charge

The Single Use Carrier Bag Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014


In October 2014 a charge of 5p for all single use carrier bags provided to customers was introduced in Scotland. 

Monies raised from the bag charge are donated to Travis Perkins' chosen charity Macmillan's

Please see below to see how much was raised:

Record for the period 7 April 2015 - 6 April 2016

  • Number of chargeable bags supplied :  3,459
  • Total amount received from the sale of chargeable bags: £172.95
  • Total amount received from the 5p charge: £172.95
  • Net proceeds of the charge: £137.76
  • [Administration and compliance costs were not charged, as they exceed the bag revenue]
  • The difference of £35.19 between the total amount received from the sale of the bags and the net proceeds of the 5p charge is made up of the following:

    • Amounts above 5p that customers paid for bags: £0
    • Costs incurred informing the public about the charge:  £0
    • Compliance costs: £0
    • VAT: £35.19

Information about English Carrier Bag Charge

The Single Use Carrier Bag Charge (England) Order 2015


In October 2015 a charge of 5p for all single use carrier bags provided to customers was introduced in England. 

Monies raised from the bag charge are donated to Travis Perkins' chosen charity Macmillan's

Please see below to see how much was raised:

Record for the period 5 October 2015 - 6 April 2016 

  • Number of chargeable bags supplied :  103,226
  • Total amount received from the sale of chargeable bags: £5,161.30
  • Total amount received from the 5p charge: £5,161.30
  • Net proceeds of the charge: £4,129.04
  • [Administration and compliance costs were not charged, as they exceed the bag revenue]
  • The difference of £1,032.26 between the total amount received from the sale of the bags and the net proceeds of the 5p charge is made up of the following:

    • Amounts above 5p that customers paid for bags: £0
    • Costs incurred informing the public about the charge:  £0
    • Compliance costs: £0
    • VAT: £1,032.26