Discounter Aldi has stopped selling 5p plastic bags at all of its UK stores.
The supermarket sold its last single-use bag this week – in a move that will remove 80 million bags a year from circulation.
However, shoppers will now have to cough up 9p for a reusable one.
It comes just weeks after Morrisons revealed it’s putting plastic bag prices up – while paper ones will be phased in for 20p each .
Aldi said customers will now find more sustainable alternatives at its checkouts, such as its 9p flexi-loop bag, which is made from back-of-store waste, and a larger reusable polypropylene woven bag.
The grocer is also trialling a cotton alternative in a number of stores.
Fritz Walleczek, at Aldi UK, said: "The environmental impact of single use plastic bags is no secret, and removing them from our stores is an important step on our mission to eradicate plastic wherever possible.
"Our customers trust us not only to offer them high quality products at unbeatable prices, but to help them lead more environmentally friendly lives."
Since March 2018, Aldi has replaced over 2,500 tonnes of plastic across its range with recyclable alternatives.
By 2022 it aims to achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging across its own brand products.
The 5p charge for plastic bags was introduced first in Wales in 2011, then in Northern Ireland in 2013, before Scotland introduced the charge in 2014 and England rolled out its plastic bag charge on 5 October 2015.
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