Apr 4, 2019

Morrisons to sell paper shopping bags in all stores

Supermarket chain Morrisons is to start selling paper shopping bags in all its stores from May following customer concerns about plastic use. Morrisons has been trialling selling paper bags alongside plastic reusable carrier bags in eight Welsh stores. It looked at a research paper written for the Northern Ireland Assembly that found manufacturing paper bags uses more than four times more energy than making plastic bags. Morrisons said its paper bags were strong enough to carry up to 16kg, or more than 14 standard wine bottles,. Morrisons had been "Very careful" to ensure that its paper bags, which are made in Wales, had the same carbon footprint as its reusable plastic bags.

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