In a move being hailed by environmental campaigners and sustainability advocates, Boots are to completely remove all single-use plastic bags and introduce recyclable alternatives.
The high street retailer are joining the likes of Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, and Sainsbury’s, by removing all harmful single-use plastic bags from over 2,485 locations across the UK, and replacing them with environmentally friendly paper alternatives.
The health and beauty chain will remove an estimated 40 million harmful plastic bags from use, which could amount to over 900 tones of single-use plastic waste avoided each year.
Beginning on 1 July Boots will no longer offer plastic bags at checkouts in 53 stores before expanding the initiative throughout their entire network of shops by the end of the year.
Customers will be charged for the new brown paper bags, with all profits going to the BBC Children in Need cause. The boots paper bag initiative charge for the paper bags will range from 5p, 7p, and 10p, depending on the size of bag.
For more information on the boots paper bag initiative visit Boots online.