Kerry Ferguson


Morrisons is bringing in paper bags for fruit and veg to cut down on plastic

Supermarket is making an effort to reduce its plastic use.

Paper bags for fruit and vegetables have comeback in Morrisons, as the supermarket tries to ban plastic.

The UK supermarket has said it will be bringing back the brown paper bags you usually see in greengrocers - with 493 stores getting the bags today and the rest rolled out through the summer.

The company has said it hopes the move will stop the use of more than 150 million small plastic bags each year.

Drew Kirk, fruit and vegetable director at Morrisons said:

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 150 million bags from being used in our stores every year.

The new bags are made from 100% recyclable paper, and will have a see-through strip so customers and staff can easily see what is inside.

Earlier this year, the Morrisons started selling wonky vegetables at a cheaper price to cut down on food waste and in May announced plans to let customers bring their own containers when buying meat and fish.

Morrisons has also promised to make all its packaging recyclable by 2025.