Morrisons has reintroduced brown paper bags for its loose fruit and vegetables in a move which it predicts will prevent 150m plastic bags from being used every year.
The bags are made from 100% recyclable paper and have a see-through paper strip so customers and colleagues can see what product is in them.
They will be rolled out across all of Morrisons's 493 stores by the end of summer.
Drew Kirk, fruit and veg director at Morrisons, said: “We’ve listened to customers concerns about using plastic bags for fruit and vegetables and that is why we are bringing back paper bags. There’s more work to do, but this step will mean we prevent 150m bags from being used in our stores every year.”
Customers can also bring their own containers to the butchers and fishmongers counters, with the supermarket offering 100 loyalty card points worth 10p every time they are used.
(from http://www.recyclingwasteworld.co.uk and repeated in numerous other online and paper publications)