H&M adopts paper bags amid war on plastic

H&M paper bags

H&M is the latest major retailer to join the war on plastic by announcing plans to ditch plastic bags all together and make paper bags the norm.

The UK arm of the global fashion retailer will roll out the changes from October 29 and all stores will only have paper bags by the start of December.

While the paper bags will cost 5p to use, all proceeds will be donated to charitable causes.

H&M said was adopting paper bags because it wants “to use its size and scale to lead the change towards a circular and renewable fashion industry”.

Unicef has already received over £1.9 million in donations from H&M since it began charging 5p for plastic bags in 2015.

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