Boots are planning to phase out plastic carrier bags next year
Boots are removing all plastic bags from their stores by 2020. They will be using brown paper bags.
The move will remove from use 40m plastic bags a year – 900 tonnes of single-use plastic.
The new bags will start appearing in store from Monday. Boots have 2,485 stores.
Boots will still charge their customers for the new bags however they will not be subject to the plastic bag tax so profits will go to the BBC’s Children in need.
The move from Boots has come after Waitrose announced a trial in Oxford where customers can buy food and drink free from packaging.
It’s great too see our retailers looking at ways to help cut plastic waste.