Waitrose is set to follow the lead of supermarket competitor Morrisons by removing all multiple-use plastic bags from its stores.
The retailer said that it was planning to launch a trial replacing plastic bags for life later this year, according to The Grocer.
The food arm of John Lewis and Partners said that, if successful, the trial would be extended to all stores and would remove up to 40 million plastic bags a year from circulation.
The move follows news yesterday that supermarket giant Morrisons would be removing all plastic bags for life from eight of its stores in Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Scotland, Wales and Yorkshire and replacing them with paper alternatives.
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