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Boots Ditch Plastic Bags
High street retail giant Boots is ditching plastic bags in favour of paper substitutes with all profits from the sales of the paper bags to go to Children In Need.
Boots has swapped their plastic carrier bags with brown paper carrier bags made from unbleached certified recycled brown paper in the UK. Printed with water-based inks these bags can be easily recycled at home and whats more, with this move all profits from the sale of these bags will be donated to BBC Children in Need to support disadvantaged children across the UK.
This comes as welcome news as many brands make an effort to become more eco-friendly. With public figures such as David Attenborough showcasing the impact that we are having on the planet with over-use and unnecessary production of plastics, it will surely be praised by the likes of Attenborough
Attenborough appeared briefly on stage at Glastonbury Festival this weekend to further raise awareness of the over use of plastic and the impact it's having. Boots move into recylable bags will surely pave the way for other high street retailers to do the same, to hopefully one day we can have a plastic free high street.