Lincoln supermarket launches reusable produce bags

Sainsbury’s is launching reusable produce bags to combat plastic waste, and Lincoln has been chosen as one of just two places in the country to hold the trial.

The supermarket has said it is the first step towards removing the bags from all stores by September and so cutting 1,284 tonnes of plastic this year.

Customers can either choose to bring in their own containers or purchase a reusable drawstring bag made from 100% recycled material for 30p.

The reusable produce bags trial runs into August at Lincoln and Kidlington superstores.

Judith Batchelar, director of Sainsbury’s brand said: “We’re pleased to be making a further commitment to our customers as we work with them to offer new ways to reduce unnecessary plastic.

“This is just one of the efforts we are making as a business and we look forward to hearing how our customers respond and adapt throughout the trial.”

Sainsbury’s also recently launched recycling machines in Lincoln, which allows customers to return plastic bottles in exchange for a 5p coupon.