Walgreens Boots to scrap plastic bags in all UK stores by 2020

Source: retail-week, Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019

Walgreens Boots plans to replace plastic carrier bags with paper alternatives across 53 UK stores with immediate effect, with the entirety of its store estate to switch over by next year. The health and beauty giant has vowed to replace plastic bags across its 2,485-strong store estate with unbleached brown paper bags by early 2020, a move the retailer said will remove over 900 tonnes of plastic from Boots store operations per year.