Tesco replaces single use carriers with new 'Bag for Life'

With the change taking place from 28 August, the new bag will be priced at 10p and sales will fund community projects across the UK.

The move follows a ten-week trial in Aberdeen, Dundee and Norwich, where Tesco found that customers bought significantly fewer bags during the pilot. Sales of bags in trial stores have since reduced by 25%.

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Tesco said it has given out 1.5 billion fewer single use bags since the introduction of the carrier bag charge in England in 2015, but still sells over 700 million each year. Bags for Life are replaced for free if damaged.

Matt Davies, UK and ROI chief executive 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…