Boots getting rid of plastic bags: Full list of stores switching to paper bag option


Boots have announced from today they will no longer offer plastic bags in 53 stores across the UK, with a full roll out to all 2485 stores by 2020. The move is expected to remove over 900 tonnes of plastic from Boots stores each year, according to data shared by the pharmacy chain. Speaking about the plans, Seb James, Managing Director, Boots UK commented: “Plastic waste is undoubtedly one of the most important issues around the world today with TV shows like Blue Planet highlighting the effects of plastic pollution. “This year, we are transforming Boots as we celebrate 170 years, and the move to unbleached paper bags is another pivotal moment in that journey.

“There is no doubt that our customers expect us to act and this change signifies a huge step away from our reliance on plastic.”

The paper bags will still be charged at 5p for a small, 7p for a medium, and 10p for a large.

This is despite them not falling under the plastic bag tax rules.

Money raised will, however, be donated to BBC Children in Need, which is a long term charity partner of Boots.

Sourced and manufactured in the UK, the new paper bags are made from unbleached, Forest Stewardship Council certified recycled brown paper.


Nottingham Victoria Centre

Derby Intu Shopping Centre

Sheffield Meadowhall Shopping Centre

Cambridge Petty Cury,

Peterborough Queensgate Centre

Manchester Trafford Centre

London Canary Wharf Canada

Bristol Broadmead

Milton Keynes Crown Walk,

Exeter High Street

Cardiff Queen Street

Oxford Cornmarket Street

Plymouth Drake Circus

Leeds Trinity

Belfast Donegal Place

Edinburgh 101 Princes Street

Aberdeen Bon Accord Centre

Newcastle Eldon Square

London Sedley Place

London Brent Cross Shopping Centre

London Liverpool St Station

Watford The Harlequin

Bromley The Glades Shopping Centre

Kingston Upon Thames Union Street

London Kensington

Southampton Above Bar Street

West Thurrock Lakeside Shopping Centre

Brighton North Street

Jersey St Helier Queen Street

London Piccadilly Circus

Dartford Bluewater Park

London 193 Oxford Street

Liverpool Clayton Square Shopping Centre

Manchester Market Street

Birmingham High Street

Canterbury Whitefriars Shopping Centre

Chelmsford High Chelmer

London White City Shopping Centre

York 43 Coney Street

Bath Southgate Centre

London Stratford City

Dudley Merry Hill Centre

Bristol Cribbs Causeway

Reading Oracle Centre

Lincoln High Street

Gateshead Metro Centre

Salcombe Fore Street

Glasgow Braehead Centre

Glasgow Buchanan Gallery

Liverpool New Mersey Retail Park

Leicester Fosse Park

Glasgow Fort

Covent Garden

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