A store assistant with one of the new biodegradable bags

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A Lichfield-based supermarket company says it has completely phased out single use carrier bags.

A store assistant with one of the new biodegradable bags

Central England Co-operative made the announcement today (5th June) to mark World Environment Day.

The company confirmed that all of its 244 stores now offered customers a 10p biodegradable bag for life instead of single use carriers.

Luke Olly, Central England Co-op’s energy and environment lead, said: “As a responsible business, we are committed to minimising our impact on the environment

“We are delighted to mark World Environment Day by sharing with our customers and colleagues what we have achieved to reduce our impact on the environment.

“We are particularly proud to be able to say we have reduced our carbon footprint by 70% since 2010, which is a significant achievement, and have also removed all single-use carrier bags as part of our ongoing efforts to tackle plastic pollution.”

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.