Skipton Morrisons one of first to trial large paper bags

Skipton Morrisons one of first to trial large paper bags

Published at 12:24pm 18th February 2019. (Updated at 1:16pm 18th February 2019)

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Skipton Morrisons is one of the first to give customers the option to use large paper carrier bags.

  • Morrisons is trialling it in eight of their stores
  • Customers have told them that reducing plastic is their number one environmental concern
  • They're also increasing the price of standard plastic carrier bags from 10p to 15p to further reduce plastic use

The Skipton store is one of eight chosen by the supermarket chain to give customers the option of using large paper carrier bags

The supermarket says it's in response to customers who have said reducing plastic is their number one environmental concern.

The new US-style paper grocery bags have handles and are a similar capacity to standard plastic carrier bags.

Priced at 20p each the paper grocery bags, which can be reused and ultimately recycled, are labelled 'Reusable Paper Bag'.

As part of the trial, the supermarket chain is also increasing the price of standard plastic carrier bags from 10p to 15p to further reduce plastic use.

Andy Atkinson, Group Customer and Marketing Director, at Morrisons said:

"When we listen to customers they want us to help them reduce the amount of plastic they have in their lives. These new paper bags do exactly the same job as standard plastic carrier bags.

"They are tough, reusable and can help keep a large amount of plastic out of the environment."