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Co-op to scrap plastic 'bags for life'

02/05/2021 06:53 PM | Click to read full article

The Co-op has become the latest supermarket chain to say it will stop selling plastic "bags for life".The retailer, which has 2,600 shops, said many people only used the 10p bags once before throwing them away. The Co-op said its move would take 29.5 million bags for life, or about 870 tonnes of plastic, out of circulation every year.

Co-op Food chief executive Jo Whitfield said the increased use of bags for life had led to a sharp rise in plastic use.