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Boots to switch to unbleached paper carrier bags

Boots has announced plans to use only unbleached paper carrier bags in its stores by 2020. The health and beauty retailer will also move to using… View Article

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Boots to switch to unbleached paper carrier bags

Boots has announced plans to use only unbleached paper carrier bags in its stores by 2020.

The health and beauty retailer will also move to using unbleached paper for dispensing bags at its pharmacy counters.

The paper bags will replace plastic bags in 53 Boots stores across the UK, with a full roll out to all 2,485 stores to be completed by early 2020.

Boots said the initiative will remove over 900 tonnes of plastic from Boots store operations each year.

Seb James, managing director of Boots UK, said: “This year, we are transforming Boots as we celebrate 170 years, and 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.”

The new Boots bags are made from unbleached paper that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. In addition, the bags are printed with water-based inks so they can be easily recycled in the home. Sourced and manufactured in the UK, the bags display the On-Pack Recycling Label  standard.

Customers can purchase a small, medium or large paper carrier bag for 5p, 7p, or 10p in-store. All profits will be donated to the retailer’s long-term charity partner, BBC Children in Need.

 

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