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Supermarket bag use cut nears 50

But 2009 reduction of 37%, followed by this year figure 43% below the 2006 mark, means the industry has missed its 50% target for the second consecutive year.

Nevertheless, the consortium (BRC) says the latest figures are a “ringing endorsement” of the on going voluntary agreement by Asda, the Co operative Group (now incorporating Somerfield), Marks Spencer, Sainsbury Tesco and Wa ray ban itrose.

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BRC director general Stephen Robertson said: “This is a tremendous achievement by supermarkets, customers and staff, especially as between 2006 and 2009 the amount of goods so ray ban ld by participating retailers grew by over 6%.

“The sustained reduction shows that customers are permanently adopting the habit of re using their bags.

“The reduction in bag use is great news, but it the halving of the total weight of single use carrier bags which shows retailers really scoring on the crucial issue of reducing environmental impact.”

The supermarkets have used a number of tactics to cut the number of single use bags, including hiding them at the checkout, and charging for reusable bags.

“Retailers are working hard on a range of other environmental measures, such as reducing food waste, reducing and redesigning packaging, as well as providing customers with recycling information through the on pack recycling label,” Mr Robertson added.

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