// Boots to replace plastic bags with paper bags from 2020
// From today it will remove plastic bags from 53 stores
Boots has announced it will replace all its plastic bags with paper bags from 2020, as the demand for sustainability grows.
The health and beauty retailer also said 53 of its stores will no longer offer plastic bags from today, as it aims to scrap 900 tonnes of plastic from its store operations.
“Plastic waste is undoubtedly one of the most important issues around the world today with TV shows like Blue Planet highlighting the effects of plastic pollution,” Boots managing director Seb James said.
“The move to unbleached paper bags is another pivotal moment in that journey.
“There is no doubt that our customers expect us to act and this change signifies a huge step away from our reliance on plastic.”
Boots joins other retailers in launching initiatives to remove plastic from operations, including grocers Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, and Morrisons.