Supermarket customers are furious at the hypocrisy of the ‘Supermarket of the year’ after a bag price hike.
Some Morrisons stores have decided to trial a price hike on plastic bags to encourage customers to reuse bags.
It will be the third price increase in 2019; starting the year at 10p before rising to 15p in January and rising again in April to 20p.
Surprisingly, the anger from customers isn’t so much aimed at the price increase.
The fury has been created by Morrison’s strange decision to charge 30p for PAPER carrier bags, while still charging just 5p for plastic.
As U.K. Supermarket Morrisons announces it will raise the cost of a plastic bag to 30p (36 cents), we want to know, does this put you off buying plastic bags? Is charging more really the way to help the environment? @VFritzNews @BBCWorld @BBCNews #BBCBizlive pic.twitter.com/egOIbrAKrQ
— Maryam Moshiri (@BBCMaryam) August 22, 2019
went to @Morrisons
today did my shopping wanted a bag, saw they had paper bags thought this is great to save on plastic turns out there not free and 20p per bag but yet plastic bags cost 5p so what happened to doing your bit?
— kemp (@XFC0422_A1) August 16, 2019
— Sarah Greenwell (@sarahegreenwell) August 21, 2019
The price is going up https://t.co/nQvkl1oYg7
— Manchester News MEN (@MENnewsdesk) August 21, 2019