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Store drops bags in 'green' move
Waitrose narrowly beat its sister company John Lewis
A supermarket is to remove free plastic bags from one of its stores for a fortnight from Monday to encourage recycling.

Customers at the Waitrose outlet in Saffron Walden, Essex, will instead be asked to re-use old carriers.

The chain will introduce one plastic bag-free "green till" at another 14 of its 183 branches for the same period.

It is the latest move by a food chain store to reduce the number of carriers handed out to shoppers.

Waitrose head of social responsibility Nick Monger Godfrey said: "How customers react will help us determine pragmatic and realistic ways of making our business even greener."

It follows moves by Sainsbury's to make plastic bags more eco-friendly and to introduce "bag-free" days when no disposable bags are handed out.

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