Morrisons is reviving paper bags in war on plastic and plastic bags . The supermarket chain has begun the UK rollout of paper bags for loose fruit and vegetables.
Morrisons says the100% recyclable paper will prevent 150m small plastic bags being used a year.
The paper bags are being rolled out from today and will be in all of the supermarket chain’s 493 stores by the end of the summer. Made from 100% recyclable paper, they have a see-though paper strip to help shoppers and staff identify the produce inside.
The move is in response to growing public concern about the huge volumes of plastic rubbish. Morrisons was a launch signatory to , an industry initiative that aims to reduce the use of single-use plastics and avoidable plastic waste.
Customers can now also bring their own containers to Morrisons butchers and fishmongers counters, with the supermarket offering 100 loyalty card points as an incentive.
This post was written by Lucy Larkman