PAPER NOT PLASTIC
MORRISONS supermarket is planning to ditch all its plastic ‘bags for life’ because it says people just use them once and throw them away.
The food store is running a trial in eight stores where only sturdy paper bags will be available at checkouts.
If the trial works, having only paper bags across Morrisons’ 494 stores would save 90m plastic bags a year, the company says.
Last year Sainsbury’s said it was the first UK supermarket to remove plastic bags for loose fruit, vegetables and bakery items. Tesco says it will stop using plastic bags to deliver online groceries following a successful trial, saving nearly 2,000 tonnes of plastic every year.
Figures show the number of single-use plastic bags given out by the big supermarkets in England has fallen more than 95% since the 5p charge was introduced in 2015.