Tesco have announced that they will no longer be selling single use 5p plastic shopping bags in any of its stores in the UK from Aug 28.
You will now have to pay 10p for a bag for life, which they say goes towards funding local groups and projects which has provided £33m for 6,400 local community projects.
The move is likely to be copied by other well-known supermarkets and stores. Tesco also announced they will also be removing single-use wine carriers and lowering the price of a ‘Carry me bottle bag’ from £1 to 40p.
Matt Davies, UK and ROI CEO at Tesco, said:
“The number of bags being bought by our customers has already reduced dramatically. Today’s move will help our customers use even fewer bags but ensure that those sold in our stores continue to fund thousands of community projects across the country chosen by customers. It’s the right thing to do for the environment and for local communities.”