Heathrow Airport will reward those passengers who re-use their liquid bags when passing through security.
According to their website, each time you re-use your bag you will be awarded a green point. Once you have collected three green points, you will be entered into a prize draw. The prize is 5000 Heathrow Rewards points. This is the equivalent of £50.
In return, Heathrow Airport will donate 1p to their corporate charity partner, Care International for every green point earned.
The initiative is currently only available in Terminal 5 however.
As far as I can see, you claim your green points by scanning a QR code on a bag using your phone. You then input your Heathrow Rewards details.
As I haven’t been through Terminal 5 in the past couple of weeks, I can’t comment from personal experience. However I did notice that there were zero bags available when I passed through the BA First Wing last time out. I am due to pass through the terminal again in a few days however, so those that follow me on social media will likely get my experience then.
From a purely personal perspective, getting rewarded for using my liquids bag will be an advantage! Very rarely do I replace mine. I can usually get at least a years use from one and it’s a case of having to replace it because its worn out more than anything.
Except for that one time when passing through Terminal 3. Apparently, I didnt have a “Heathrow approved bag”, so had to ditch the one I’d picked up in wherever and use one of theirs…
For more information, and to sign up to the Heathrow Rewards scheme: