Retailer Iceland has launched a paper bag trial across Merseyside to see if its customers are willing to ditch plastic bags at checkout.
White paper bags, which Iceland said are recyclable and bio-degradable, will be offered for 10p across its Merseyside stores.
Plastic bags will also have a 10p fee to help encourage customers to opt for the paper alternative.
The trial will last for eight-weeks and, if it is successful, paper bags could be implemented across the retailer’s 800 UK stores.
Iceland managing director Richard Walker said: “We’re already taking steps to deliver on our commitment to remove plastics, and of course single-use carriers are a significant part of the plastic we have in store, used by our customers every day.
“The trial will provide us with an in-depth insight into how we can remove single-use carrier bags, while offering an alternative that is fit for purpose and works for our customers.”