Food-on-the-go retailer, Greggs, will donate a percentage of proceeds generated from the introduction of England’s single use plastic bag levy to Keep Britain Tidy, it has been announced.
The funding will help support the charity’s Eco-Schools programme to help young people learn about key environmental issues such as waste, energy and litter.
Keep Britain Tidy will work with Greggs to deliver “bigger and better” campaigns, in particular focusing on the reduction of litter on high streets and helping people across the country to prevent waste through the charity’s annual “Waste less, live More” week.
“We are delighted that Greggs has chosen to support Keep Britain Tidy and look forward to developing some exciting and innovative projects with them over the next 12 months”
Keep Britain Tidy’s chief executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “It is great to see a responsible business like Greggs recognise the need for the work of Keep Britain Tidy.
“The quality of the local environment, the way the places we all live in look and feel, is vitally important and our work to encourage and support communities, educate and inform needs support from every section of society.
“We are delighted that Greggs has chosen to support Keep Britain Tidy and look forward to developing some exciting and innovative projects with them over the next 12 months.”
Raymond Reynolds, Retail Director at Greggs said: “Teaming up with Keep Britain Tidy feels like a natural decision for Greggs and is perfectly aligned to our social responsibility commitment, reducing our impact on the world around us. We look forward to working together and making a difference by helping to improve the local environment.”
Greggs has nearly 1,700 shops nationwide and serves over six million customers a week in Britain.