Morrisons brings back brown paper bags in war on plastic

Morrisons paper bag

Morrisons has reintroduced traditional brown paper bags in stores for loose fresh fruit and vegetables, as part of a bid to cut down on plastic waste.

The Big 4 retailer has commenced rolling out the use of brown bags today, and said all of its stores will have them by the end of the summer.

Morrisons said it hopes the move would stop the use of more than 150 million small plastic bags each year.

The bags are made from 100 per cent recyclable paper, and have a see-though paper strip to help identify the produce inside.

“We’ve listened to customers’ concerns about using plastic bags for fruit and vegetables and that is why we are bringing back paper bags,” Morrisons produce director Drew Kirk said.

Customers are also able to bring their own containers to Morrisons butchers and fishmongers counters.

Morrisons was signatory to the UK Plastics Pact, with aims to reduce the use of single-use plastics and avoidable plastic waste.

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