Ocado - 5p Bag Recycle Bonus
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Ocado - 5p Bag Recycle Bonus

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Found 29th Sep 2015
Ocado are introducing a Bag Recycling Bonus. 5p for every used bag recycled with Ocado (from any supermarket)

Great way to counter the inevitable mountain of carrier bags some will amass!

In-line with the upcoming 5p charge for carrier bags from large retailers from 5th October, Ocado will be charging 5p for each bag they provide for their deliveries.

All the money Ocado collect will go to good causes in the UK (thumbs up!)

From the source:

'What is the Bag Recycle Bonus?
We’re improving our current recycling scheme to encourage everyone to recycle their used bags once they have finished with them. So, from the 28th September, we will give you 5p for every used bag you give us to recycle. And that’s not just our carrier bags, we will happily give you 5p for carrier bags from other supermarkets too.'
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Hang on a sec. So are they saying I can clear out the 1000s of bags from my parents kitchen cupboards and cash them in with no limit? i.e 5p PER BAG ...I'll be rich
Oh no just read the T&Cs and there is a limit of 99 bags at a time and they deduct the amount from your shopping, so maximum is near £5 discount. Still not bad.
Recycle other things too would be nice?
who in the hell shops with ocado and worries about a few pence in bag charges or credits
Surprising how many people think this 5p for a bag only applies to supermarkets, Won't NEXT look odd with everyone queueing up at the counter with their Lidl 'bag for life'
My M&S Dine in Deal always comes home in my lovely Aldi bag
The 5p tax on people needing a bag comes in next week, I rather they tax the whole plastic industry as a lump sum to save effort taxing each bag.
That is unlikely to reduce the bags we use though is it? It's annoying as I will now need to buy bags to put my rubbish in.
had a £1 delivery from Morrison's yesterday, gave the driver 20 bags, £1 refund. free delivery!
obviously won't work after the fifth.
mocmocamoc

That is unlikely to reduce the bags we use though is it? It's annoying as … That is unlikely to reduce the bags we use though is it? It's annoying as I will now need to buy bags to put my rubbish in.


I heard it that when the time comes, retailers may choose to absorb cost , so may still be "nothing". Especially when there is a drop in sales in shops where people do less ad hoc shopping, or when some retailers offer "bags for free". With me, M&S in my high street is my last port of call after I visited other shops and got the shopping bags.


Edited by: "splender" 1st Oct 2015
splender

The 5p tax on people needing a bag comes in next week, I rather they tax … The 5p tax on people needing a bag comes in next week, I rather they tax the whole plastic industry as a lump sum to save effort taxing each bag.



It's not a tax, it's a minimum charge. The money doesn't go to the government.
Addendum to above: More over, it is a tax, part of it is actually named "20% VAT", additionally note, also "keep a reporting year’s records ", "send records to Defra on " burden, which in erstwhile years, would have meant an army of civil servants, except now, these "quango pseudo civil employees" are now sitting in offices of all UK companies employing 250 or more full-time equivalent employees. These are your "pseudo civil servants" paid for by your shopping bill as "tax payers" for these "pseudo civil servants bureaucrats".

Edited by: "splender" 1st Oct 2015
thejonty

It's not a tax, it's a minimum charge. The money doesn't go to the … It's not a tax, it's a minimum charge. The money doesn't go to the government.


Read my link provided and what they money(minimum charge) is actually channelled to in real life, don't get fooled by a clever PR name, it is a tax, as the money pays for work just like tax does in erstwhile years.
So wait.. what's stopping me from just going to Sainsburys and Icelands and taking loads of bags to them hand them in at Ocado?
VitalViper

So wait.. what's stopping me from just going to Sainsburys and Icelands … So wait.. what's stopping me from just going to Sainsburys and Icelands and taking loads of bags to them hand them in at Ocado?


Try , which is extremely easy to do, let us know what happens here.
AlanClarke

Surprising how many people think this 5p for a bag only applies to … Surprising how many people think this 5p for a bag only applies to supermarkets, Won't NEXT look odd with everyone queueing up at the counter with their Lidl 'bag for life'


the charge was introduced in Scotland and NI nearly 2 years ago and has been successful, many shops making profits from bag sales like homebargains sell the bag which can not carry more than 2 loafs of bread for 20p, also charge is only for plastic bags but Primark proudly sell their paper bags.
i was annoyed when this scheme started but its actually good, as you dont look silly taking your own bags to shops and you dont keep 100s of bags in house for no reason

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That is unlikely to reduce the bags we use though is it? It's annoying as I will now need to buy bags to put my rubbish in.



Same here!
Just placed an order with ocado for delivery on Monday and it says I will be charged 5 p for each bag used to deliver the goods -
Obviously i can get a refund but surely bags supplied with this delivery should be optional??
Couldnt you just buy cheap bags from ebay and give them to the ocado driver?
Great! Upto £4.95 off each Ocado delivery! Next time I'm at my local Tesco I'm going to clear out their bag recycling bin and 'sell' them to Ocado
Just curious if Ocado have changed their policy. I have just had an Ocado delivery and the driver told me they only give refunds on Ocado bags.

I got told this on one delivery too. I tweeted Ocado and they confirmed it is ANY supermarket carrier bag. But not bags such as meat counter, vegetables, or multipack packaging for example.

Further deliveries since then I just stuff 8 other brand carries bags inside 2 grey Ocado bags and double tie them. Making bails of 10 bags. Avoids the confusion and easier to count up to the 99 per-delivery maximum that way

Their current FAQ section states:

What is your Bag Recycle Bonus?From the 28th September, we will give you … What is your Bag Recycle Bonus?From the 28th September, we will give you 5p for every used bag you give us to recycle. And that's not just our carrier bags, we will happily give you 5p for carrier bags from other supermarkets too. It's an improvement to our current recycling scheme that encourages everyone to recycle their used bags once they have finished with them.Over the years we have collected and recycled tens of millions of used bags and turned them into shiny new ones, all to reduce the number of plastic bags in circulation.



ocado.com/web…FAQ
Or I could re-use my existing bags multiple times, thereby saving 5p each time I re-use them...
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