Aug 7, 2017
Tesco to end 5p carrier bag sales
Tesco will stop the sale of 5p carrier bags across the UK in three weeks' time, and will instead offer 10p "Bags for life" to shoppers. Tesco sells about 700 million single-use carrier bags a year, the highest among the major supermarkets, but sales will end in stores on 28 August. The supermarket said the decision followed a trial which led to a 25% cut in bag sales. Online shoppers can still opt to receive their deliveries in single-use carrier bags after store sales end, Tesco says, although just over half already choose a bagless delivery. Sales of the more expensive "Bags for life" fund grants for community projects - similar to other supermarkets' charity donations following the introduction of plastic bag charging.
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