Sheffield news Co-op announces new ban coming to every single store in the UK PremierLeague-News.Com
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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Co-op has announced a huge new ban coming into force in all of its UK stores. The chain has revealed that it is banning Bags For Life and has already begun to phase them out. All Co-op stores will remove the heavy duty plastic bags from sale after a warning that it has become the new single-use bag, reports Somerset Live. Bags For Life require more plastic to be produced than single-use carriers, which has increased the amount of plastic in circulation. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . The supermarket’s phasing out of the bags started from April 30 and it will remove 29.5 million bags for life, weighing around 870 tonnes of plastic, from sale each year. All remaining stock is expected to be sold by the end of this summer. The Co-op will replace them with 10p compostable carriers to ensure that customers can buy a low-cost, sustainable option. Shoppers have praised the company for the initiative and many want to see bag changes in other supermarket retailers.
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. “With over 1.5 billion bags sold each year by retailers, this remains a massive issue for our industry as many shoppers are regularly buying so-called bags for life to use just once and it’s leading to a major hike in the amount of plastic being produced. Enter your postcode to see businesses open near you
“To help tackle plastic pollution and the use of unnecessary plastic, we will be ceasing the sale of bags for life when current stocks are exhausted. “We’re also ensuring all of our members and customers have access to a low price point option that’s more environmentally friendly, alongside more durable bags at a higher price point. “We believe that it should be mandatory for all retailers to report on the sales of all of their reusable bags, not just single-use bags. “Right now, Co-op is the only major retailer to report on all of the bags it sells. This policy would enable a fuller understanding on the impact of the levy and its true effect on shopping behaviours when customers are making decisions at the tills.” They will also be introducing a minimum 50p price for reusable bags to create a greater perceived value, encouraging customers to reuse them instead of treating them as single-use.
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