Morrisons becomes first supermarket to completely remove plastic carrier bags from store

Customers will be able to purchase paper bags, which are reusable, recyclable, water-resistant, tear-resistant, and can hold up to 16kg. Paper bags will cost 30p and be available alongside other reusable options including string, jute, cotton, and reusable woven bags, priced between 75p and £2.50.

The removal of the plastic bags for life will be phased and will begin in Scotland this month, followed by England and Wales over the course of the next year. Almost 100 million plastic bags will be removed in total.

David Potts, chief executive of Morrisons, said: “We have been listening hard to our customers over the past year and we know that they are passionate about doing their bit to keep plastics out of the environment. Removing all of the plastic bags from our supermarkets is a significant milestone in our sustainability programme.”

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