Morrisons have posted on their social media that they are looking to try an American-style paper bag alternative to the plastic bags they currently use, the text of the post is below:
“When we listen to customers they want us to help them reduce the amount of plastic they have in their lives. These new paper bags do exactly the same job as standard plastic carrier bags. They are tough, reusable and can help keep a large amount of plastic out of the environment.” Andy Atkinson, Group Customer and Marketing Director
From today, we’re giving customers the option of using large paper carrier bags in eight stores. The trial is a response to customers who told us reducing plastic is their number one environmental concern.
At 20p each the paper grocery bags, which can be reused and ultimately recycled, are labelled ‘Reusable Paper Bag’.
The new US-style paper grocery bags have handles and are a similar capacity to standard plastic carrier bags. They are 100% PEFC accredited meaning they are sourced from forests that are managed responsibly.