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Waitrose introduce major changes to plastic bags for its stores

Bags for life, which cost 10p, will also be pulled from all major stores, to be replaced with a 50p reusable bag that is said to… View Article

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Waitrose introduce major changes to plastic bags for its stores

Bags for life, which cost 10p, will also be pulled from all major stores, to be replaced with a 50p reusable bag that is said to be twice as durable and made from recycled materials.

Waitrose is aiming to eliminate 40 million single-use plastic bags per year by removing them from deliveries and in-store collections.

The retailer has announced plans to revamp the way customers carry their shopping from stores and receive them at home. Bags for life, which cost 10p, will also be pulled from all major stores, to be replaced with a 50p reusable bag that is said to be twice as durable, is made from recycled materials and is also fully recyclable.

The company 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.

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