Morrisons announces eco-friendly packaging ban in all stores
Morrisons announced a green ban – on the plastic packaging of bananas in all of its stores.
The supermarket has confirmed it will be the first UK retailer to take such a step.
BirminghamLive announced that on Tuesday the new measure will take effect in all of its stores.
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Instead of plastic wrappers, strips of paper will hold bananas together in fruit and vegetable aisles across the country.
What we don’t know is whether any of the other so-called super six supermarkets will follow suit.
Morrisons, based in Yorkshire, said 45 million single-use plastic bags would be taken from circulation thanks to the gesture.
Elio Biondo, Banana Buyer for Morrisons, said: “Bananas have their own packaging – their skin.
“They also grow in clusters, which usually means they don’t need to be wrapped together, so a simple strip of sturdy paper is the ideal alternative.
“In testing, the quality of the bananas remained the same, so this change in plastic is obvious.”
Morrisons move follows a successful trial, he confirmed.
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