Morrison are giving away 1 Standard Reusable bag with your shopping
Preventing waste by encouraging reuse
Reducing the environmental impact of carrier bag use is one element of our policy to prevent waste through a sustainable waste management strategy that focuses on optimisation, reduction, reuse and recycling. To date, we have achieved 13% of our 25% target, cutting out 110 million bags.
We aim to encourage customers to reuse our standard carrier bag, which is designed to offer exceptional performance and be suitable for reuse, with a minimum of resources used in its production. Strength testing shows it to be very durable and therefore reusable. To further encourage reuse and recycling, the bags now feature the Recycle Now logo with the message: Reusing bags helps protect the environment. Thats why weve made this one strong enough for you to use again. Please do!
When our carrier bags reach the end of their useful lives, they can be recycled through units available in all of our stores, situated in prominent positions in main entrance areas.
This year, we reduced the plastic content of our standard sized carrier bags by two microns of thickness per bag, and are now 44% towards achieving our target to increase the recycled content of our standard plastic carrier bags to 25% by the end of 2008 and by 50% by 2010. To reduce the use of plastic further, this year we also launched our new smaller sized bags which are available for convenience shopping.