// Waitrose says it is planning to remove 40 million single-use plastic bags a year
// Bags for life will also be removed from all major stores
Waitrose is aiming to scrap 40 million single-use plastic bags per year by removing them from deliveries and in-store collections.
Bags for life, which cost 10p will also be pulled from all major stores and will instead be replaced with 50p reusable bags that are made from recycled materials and are also fully recyclable.
The retailer said its research found that 10p bags were increasingly being used only once and not multiple times as intended.
The change will come into effect from September 27, the same day that into-home deliveries will be allowed again.
If preferred, customers can still bring their own shopping into their home in crates provided, or have it brought to their doorstep by the delivery driver.
Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco had already removed plastic bags from deliveries, while Aldi announced a new plan to make all product packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by the end of 2025