Morrisons are considering scrapping all plastic bags for life as they are trialling paper bags from Monday across eight stores.
If the move is successful, then the supermarket chain could be set to offer the paper bags across all 494 stores.
The supermarket say that the paper bags can carry groceries up to 16kg and can also carry 13 bottles of wine, which is as much as the plastic bags currently in use.
Morrisons’ chief executive, David Potts said, “We believe customers are ready to stop using plastic carrier bags as they want to reduce the amount of plastic they have in their lives and keep it out of the environment.
“We know that many are taking reusable bags back to store and, if they forget these, we have paper bags that are tough, convenient and a re-useable alternative.”