Renfrewshire Council

Plastic bags

Plastic bags cost a minimum of 5p from shops - reuse them and save yourself money.

The following supermarkets offer plastic bag collection points at larger stores:

  • Asda
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco
  • The Co-operative
  • Waitrose

Why not check out your local supermarket the next time you visit? The collection points are normally located by the main entrance doors.

We can all make positive choices to help the environment in the way that we shop. Everyone who cuts back on the number of bags they use makes a contribution to saving resources and reducing waste (and saving 5p!).

Think bag!

  • Look for suitable re-usable bags and make sure that they are 'fit for purpose' - strong, durable and ideally made from recycled material
  • Keep a small foldaway bag with you for those unexpected or impulse purchases
  • Reduce the amount of carrier bags you use by re-using them as many times as possible
  • Re-use bags and place the worn-out plastic bags in supermarket recycling points, as they are collected specifically for specialist plastic film recycling away from other waste streams
  • If you shop online and receive a supermarket delivery, give the bags back to the driver afterwards or when you make your next online purchase

As a last resort, these items can go into your grey bin.

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