Morrisons trial 20p paper bag in bid to reduce plastic waste

Shoppers may soon be able to buy a re-usable paper bag from a supermarket in Netherfield.

Morrisons has announced that it is introducing a reusable 20p paper bag as part of an eight-week trial in eight of its stores.

The supermarket chain has also announced it will trial increasing the cost of its reusable plastic carrier bag to 15p, in a bid to reduce the plastic used by customers.

Morrisons, which as a store on Victoria Retail Park, removed 5p carrier bags early in 2018 which led to a 25 per cent reduction in overall bag sales.

The new US-style paper grocery bags have handles and are a similar capacity to standard plastic carrier bags.

Since the plastic bag charge was introduced, supermarket customers’ bag use has now reduced by more than 85%.

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