Donate your carrier bag charge

The Scottish Government is keen to see bag charge proceeds distributed to good causes, particularly those focused on tackling litter and its environmental impacts.

Your bag charge donation will make a big difference by directly funding a range of activities, including Young Reporters Scotland, Its Your Neighbourhood and professional learning courses for teachers and educators.

Case studies

Some of the organisations who have kindly donated their bag charge proceeds to support our work:


Pret has donated the proceeds of the bag charge collected from its customers in Scotland to Keep Scotland Beautiful to support Cup Movement® in Glasgow since 2019.  The campaign aims to transform Glasgow’s relationship with single use cups by increasing cup recycling rates, ensuring fewer cups are littered and promoting reusable and more sustainable alternatives.

The bag charge collected from Pret customers has made a real and positive difference on the ground supporting us to ensure our messaging has reached more people through in store advertising, driving tangible behaviour change.

Ellen Jones, Global Head of Sustainability at Pret said, “We’re proud to work with Keep Scotland Beautiful and in particular to help support the Glasgow Cup Movement. Doing the right thing has always been at the heart of what we do at Pret and we’re thrilled to be part of this impactful campaign.”

You can read more about Cup Movement in the Phase One Overview Report.




Well Pharmacy

National pharmacy chain, Well, donated in excess of £4,000 to us from the proceeds of its carrier bag sales throughout Scotland in 2017.

“It’s an honour to partner with Keep Scotland Beautiful and donate this significant sum of money, which will be used to campaign, protect and restore the Scottish countryside.  Reducing environmental impact has always been high on our agenda and so we’re delighted that the profits from carrier bag sales are able to go towards such a good cause.”

David Hamilton, Commercial Director at Well, 


As the key beneficiary of the funds generated by the carrier bag charge throughout 2014 to 2015, we partnered with Tesco to help to make a real difference to the environment and communities of Scotland.

In turn we were able to support Tesco and their Scale for Good objectives by investing the money raised in a broad range of environmental projects. This partnership enabled us to support over 500 communities and groups from across all of Scotland’s local authority areas.

The environmental legacy of our work is continuing and forms an important part of our current, and future, community project engagement work.

Hard Rock Café

In 2014 Hard Rock Café endorsed our Clean Up Scotland campaign. Support of the campaign was cemented by their customers 5p single use carrier bag charges being donated to us.

The donation was used to purchase reusable #2MinuteCleanUp bags which were distributed to individuals to make Scotland cleaner, two minutes at a time.

In April 2015, their Glasgow staff took practical action around the SSE Hydro before a Take That concert. Armed with litter pickers and #2MinuteCleanUp bags, the team of 20 filled bags of litter and raised awareness amongst concert goers about the impact of littering behaviour.

"We wholeheartedly support Keep Beautiful Scotland and are keen to help raise awareness of the Clean Up Scotland campaign. Hard Rock has a long standing relationship with Save the Planet, and the #2MinuteCleanUp is another wonderful initiative from Keep Beautiful Scotland that we are proud to be a part of."

Gillian Soutar, Sales Co-ordinator at Hard Rock Café Glasgow


Through their bag charge revenue H&M has supported our Its Your Neighbourhood and Beautiful Scotland activities.  This has allowed us to provide opportunities for individuals, young and old, to work together to enable strengthen community cohesion and achieve local environmental improvements.

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