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Every Penny from Carriers goes to Velindre Cancer Centre

5p for bagsSingle-use carriers handed out at tills carrying a 5p charge is designed to slash the number of single-use carriers by more than 70 per cent. This scheme currently only in Wales if carried out UK-wide could raise £50million a year for 'Big Society' good causes.

Concord Extra is supporting Velindre Cancer Centre, located in Whitchurch, Cardiff 5p for bagsand is a division of Velindre NHS Trust. Velindre Cancer Centre provides specialist cancer services to over 1.5 million people in South East Wales and beyond.

It is interesting to know that support for plastic bag charges is growing around the world. Even Rwanda, one of the poorest nations in Africa, has banned free bags.