Morrisons trialling 20p paper bags and raising price of plastic bags

Morrisons is hiking the price of long-life plastic bags to 15p and introducing a paper version costing 20p as part of a trial.

The supermarket said the eight-week trial at eight stores is in response to customers saying that reducing plastic is their top environmental concern.

Morrisons removed 5p carrier bags early in 2018 which led to a 25% reduction in overall bag sales.

The new US-style paper grocery bags, priced at 20p, have handles and are a similar capacity to standard plastic carrier bags.

Morrisons said the stores…
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