Aug 17, 2020

Morrisons considers ditching all 'bags for life' for paper

The supermarket chain Morrisons is starting trials which could see it ditch all its plastic bags for life. From Monday it will offer strong paper bags instead of reusable plastic ones in eight stores, and, if customers seem happy, offer them at all 494 stores. Morrisons said there was evidence bags for life are being used once before being binned. It said a full replacement of its bags for life would save 90 million plastic bags being used each year, the equivalent of 3,510 tonnes of plastic per year. "We know that many are taking reusable bags back to store and, if they forget these, we have paper bags that are tough, convenient and a re-useable alternative."

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