Say No to Primark's Compulsory Plastic Bags sign now

This petition started by making a trip to Primark and purchasing a small item. I had already had a bag which would have fitted my purchase in, and said to the shop assistant that I would not require a plastic bag. However the shop assistant then stated that it was company policy to take a bag and then put the purchase into the largest plastic bag. My partner then said that we would not need the ridiculously sized bag and said that company's attitudes needed to change in which the shop assistant said that our attitudes needed to change and she would call store security if we did not take the bag! I couldn't believe how rude the said assistant was in saying that our attitudes needed to change when we trying to be environmental! We did have a receipt for the item which obviously stated that we purchased it. I have since emailed Primark about this policy to see if this was true and their reply can be seen below -

It is the strict policy of this company that all purchases, without exception, be placed in a bag provided for that purpose. This is to provide protection for both our customers and staff and acts as a visible proof of purchase in addition to the till receipts.
As you will appreciate, although a receipt is issued for every item, it is not visible to store detectives and store security guards. Loose garments placed in customers own shopping bags could, therefore, lead to incidents where customers would be requested to return to the store after leaving in order to provide proof of purchase a situation we would obviously want to avoid at any time.

By starting this petition, I am asking that Primark review this policy as I believe the consumer should have a choice in whether they wish to take a bag or not. Many large companies do allow consumers to choose now and I believe that Primark should follow suit.

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Latest Signatures

  • 19 December 201550. Dionne R
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 201549. Brenda K
    shame on you, Primark!!
  • 05 December 201548. Jacqueline R
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 201547. Anurag M
    I support this petition
  • 29 October 201546. Nicola S
    If you insist on having bags you should provide paper ones for people who have made small purchases. It is ridiculous to insist that people take a PLASTIC bag with every purchase given that most big companies are rewarding people for recycling bags and ar
  • 26 October 201545. Irena C
    It's an outrage!!
  • 17 October 201544. Susie D
    Don't be so ridiculously stupid primark!
  • 02 October 201543. Pamela B
    I support this petition
  • 22 September 201542. Stephen M
    I support this petition
  • 09 September 201541. B K
    disappointed in you Primark
  • 31 August 201540. Suzanne M
    I support this petition
  • 19 July 201539. Jurate Pennington
    I support this petition
  • 16 July 201538. Zoe M
    I support this petition
  • 08 July 201537. Claire N
    re-use and recycle, Primark should know better
  • 09 June 201536. Emily Parsons
    I support this petition
  • 01 May 201535. Emma Newton
    I support this petition
  • 23 April 201534. Kevin M
    We don't need no stinking bags's!
  • 03 April 201533. Anna M
    I support this petition
  • 17 March 201532. Jemma S
    climate change is way more important than advertising your store on the bags, i am sure you could find a better way to handle this am i not right?
  • 10 March 201531. Sahriar K
    I support this petition
  • 27 January 201530. Andy R
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 201529. Gordon K
    hope this petition gets lots of support
  • 28 December 201428. Lisa B
    wonder how many Primark bags are already part of land-fills?
  • 12 December 201427. Heather C
    while I understand the wish for not inconveniencing customers by asking for proof of purchase - that's ridiculous! One of the largest high street names adding unwanted unused plastic to our landfill sites - well done Primark! (OH NO WAIT!!!)
  • 29 November 201426. Kirsty M
    it's all about advertising!
  • 22 November 201425. Sarah Stein
    I dont think it should be so necessary to have a company bag. It doesnt make me want to go in to a particular shop just because i have seen someone else's bag with a particular shop name on it
  • 16 November 201424. Elouise Walls
    I support this petition

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Primark Store Ltd


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