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Boots To Stop Using Plastic Bags In 53 Stores From Today

Boots To Stop Using Plastic Bags In 53 Stores From Today

With McDonald's announcing plans to cut out plastic from its menu packaging, Boots is next in line to tackle the global problem. The brand has announced it it will begin to phase out all plastic bags from stores, replacing them with paper bags from 2020.

The scheme starts today, with 53 of the retailer's biggest stores no longer offering plastic bags. Instead of giving customers the non-recyclable bags, it will offer recycled brown bags costing 5p, 7p and 10p - depending on size.

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Credit: Boots
Credit: Boots

The company said all profits from the paper bags will be donated to BBC Children in Need and it was inspired to make the move after watching David Attenborough on Blue Planet.

Boots managing director Seb James said: "Plastic waste is undoubtedly one of the most important issues around the world today with TV shows like Blue Planet highlighting the effects of plastic pollution.

"The move to unbleached paper bags is another pivotal moment in that journey.

"There is no doubt that our customers expect us to act and this change signifies a huge step away from our reliance on plastic."

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The paper bags are priced on size. Credit: Boots
The paper bags are priced on size. Credit: Boots

The full list of Boots stores to stop using plastic bags from today is below:

  • Nottingham Victoria Centre
  • Derby Intu Shopping Centre
  • Sheffield Meadowhall Shopping Centre
  • Cambridge Petty Cury,
  • Peterborough Queensgate Centre
  • Manchester Trafford Centre
  • London Canary Wharf Canada
  • Bristol Broadmead
  • Milton Keynes Crown Walk,
  • Exeter High Street
  • Cardiff Queen Street
  • Oxford Cornmarket Street
  • Plymouth Drake Circus
  • Leeds Trinity
  • Belfast Donegal Place
  • Edinburgh 101 Princes Street
  • Aberdeen Bon Accord Centre
  • Newcastle Eldon Square
  • London Sedley Place
  • London Brent Cross Shopping Centre
  • London Liverpool St Station
  • Watford The Harlequin
  • Bromley The Glades Shopping Centre
  • Kingston Upon Thames Union Street
  • London Kensington
  • Southampton Above Bar Street
  • West Thurrock Lakeside Shopping Centre
  • Brighton North Street
  • Jersey St Helier Queen Street
  • London Piccadilly Circus
  • Dartford Bluewater Park
  • London 193 Oxford Street
  • Liverpool Clayton Square Shopping Centre
  • Manchester Market Street
  • Birmingham High Street
  • Canterbury Whitefriars Shopping Centre
  • Chelmsford High Chelmer
  • London White City Shopping Centre
  • York 43 Coney Street
  • Bath Southgate Centre
  • London Stratford City
  • Dudley Merry Hill Centre
  • Bristol Cribbs Causeway
  • Reading Oracle Centre
  • Lincoln High Street
  • Gateshead Metro Centre
  • Salcombe Fore Street
  • Glasgow Braehead Centre
  • Glasgow Buchanan Gallery
  • Liverpool New Mersey Retail Park
  • Leicester Fosse Park
  • Glasgow Fort
  • Covent Garden

There's no doubt that this is a huge step to help us cut down on plastic waste; the rest of Boots' 2,485 stores are expected to follow suit by 2020.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: uk news

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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