Morrisons goes back to traditional brown paper bags

Carrots in a paper bag at Morrisons

Morrisons is bringing traditional brown paper bags back to the fruit and veg aisle from this summer, potentially replacing 150 million small plastic bags every year.

Just like little plastic bags now, the paper bags will be available from dispensers in the greengrocery section for shoppers to fill with loose veggies and fruit.

They're 100 per cent recyclable paper, according to Morrisons, with a see-though paper strip so you and the checkout person can see what you're buying.

It's all as a result of the public speaking up, says Drew Kirk, Fruit and Veg Director at Morrisons.

"We've listened to customers' concerns about using plastic bags for fruit and vegetables and that is why we are bringing back paper bags. There's more work to do, but this step will mean we prevent 150m bags from being used in our stores every year."

If you use the meat and fish counters at the supermarket chain you can also take your own reusable containers, with loyalty card points offered as an incentive.

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