Blacks remove millions of plastic bags from stores nationwide in sustainability commitment
Leading outdoors retailer, Blacks, has introduced 100% recyclable paper carrier bags across stores nationwide in a bid to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
The business has removed 1 million plastic bags from circulation across the majority of Blacks stores and is collectively recycling them in a sustainable way to reduce the impact on the environment.
The initiative comes at a time when the business is expanding its UK presence, despite the challenging retail climate for high street stores.
Lee Bagnall, CEO of Blacks Outdoor Retail, said:
“As a business we are hugely passionate about the great outdoors and are 100% committed to becoming a more sustainable retailer that protects our environment now and in the long-term. We recognise that there is more to be done in the coming months, but we are thrilled to have taken the first step with the roll-out of our paper bag initiative across stores nationwide. We are pleased to have received positive feedback from shoppers who are embracing the change.’’
The bags are made from sustainable materials which can simply be recycled in domestic paper bins.