We launched our new paper bags in September 2021 and these will fully replace our plastic bags once we run out of the current stocks of plastic bags.
Our paper bag is:
- A totally chlorine free paper bag with twisted paper handles
- Printed using 100% non-toxic water-based inks
- FSC-certified paper
- 20% recycled content
- 100% recyclable in kerbside paper waste collection
- Clearly labelled with recycling messaging
The paper bags have been developed to be stronger than most meaning they can be reused, before being recycled. They have also been re-sized to fit popular products so they can sit flat and not get damaged.
In further efforts to promote sustainable practices, paper bags, like plastic bags, incur a 10p charge in the hope that it discourages customers from using them and encourages them instead to use our bags for life, which can be used over and over again, and are a far better product for the environment.
Find out more about our Future Matters program and the progress we are making to build Sustainability & Social Responsibility at Fortnum's here: https://www.fortnumandmason.com/future-matters