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Why do you charge 5p for a paper bag?

All of our bags are made from 100% recycled materials and are produced using environmentally-friend, water-based inks (which also make the bags completely recyclable).

At The Body Shop™ we have always been committed to reducing our impact on the environment by reducing the energy we consume and generating less waste. Even though our retail paper bags are biodegradable and FSC certified we wanted to further reduce the environmental impact they cause, and so last October we introduced a 5p charge to encourage customers to use reusable bags.
Don't worry, The Body Shop™ does not make any profit from the sale of the carrier bags as the 5p charge goes towards the cost of producing the bag.

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