CUSTOMERS at a Huddersfield supermarket are starting to shun plastic bags in large numbers.
Sainsbury’s nationwide has seen a 10% fall in the number of free plastic bags being used over the last six months, compared to the previous year.
This equates to a mind-boggling 85 million fewer bags being used which means 750 tonnes less plastic is going into landfill sites.
The number of reusable bags being distributed by Sainsbury’s has soared by nearly 50% over the last six months.
Sainsbury’s Shorehead store manager MIchael Broadhurst (pictured) said: “I’m delighted our customers are using and re-using longer life bags more than ever before and relying less on free carrier bags.
“This is a positive and significant shift in the right direction.’’
On average customers use the recycled bags at least 20 times before replacing them.