Boots the chemists has announced that it will ditch plastic bags in all its stores by next year, replacing them with paper bags.
The company said 53 stores will lose plastic bags at checkouts from Monday, with all 2,485 sites only offering customers paper bags from early next year.
However, Boots will continue to charge customers for the new unbleached brown bags, despite them not falling under the plastic bag tax.
Hundreds of companies have already made pledges to cut back the amount of plastic and packaging they use.
Boots’ announcement that it will replace plastic bags with paper ones has been met with worries from some that paper just isn’t strong enough, and it seems that this issue has been around for decades.
Other plastic bag pledges:
Earlier this month, Waitrose unveiled a new “plastic-free” store, McDonald’s is replacing plastic straws with paper ones, and supermarket Iceland has promised to end plastic packaging from own-label products by 2023.
Starbucks has joined in too, promising to ditch plastic straws by 2020, a pledge that it says will eliminate the use of more than one billion plastic straws per year.
The firm that owns Guinness is also moving to stop using plastic, with Diageo announcing that plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap will be removed from multipacks by 2020.
The British government has also made a pledge to ban plastic straws, plastic drinks stirrers and plastic cotton buds in England from April 2020.
It comes as part of a worldwide push to cut single-use plastics which are damaging the environment and killing animals.
Burgass Bags here in the UK make twisted handled paper bags; and flat tape handle paper bags and grab paper bags . So not only will you be ordering great value, local paper bags you will also be helping the environment.
This post was written by UK Carrier Paper Bag Maker
Categorised in: Carrier Bags, News, Paper Bag Template, Paper Bags, Paper Bags UK Maker, Paper Carrier Bags, Plastic Bags UK Maker, Polythene Bag Template, Polythene Bags, Printed Paper Bags, UK Made Paper Bags, UK Made Plastic Bags