Shop in town goes single-use plastic free

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A fruit and veg shop in Morpeth town centre has gone even greener.

Linda Bright had been working at E Price for eight years before she became its new owner with husband Steve last autumn.

And now she has decided to get rid of single-use plastics like many other retailers have done over the past 12 months.

More of the brown bags at the shop are being used, along with 100 per cent recyclable and bio-renewable carrier bags, and the plastic rolls have been removed, among other items.

Linda, pictured with long-serving employee Amanda Little, said: “I felt it was the right decision for the business, particularly when there has been a lot of coverage on the news about how single-use plastics are harming the environment.

“Many customers have said how pleased they are with this decision and some of them are bringing back the brown bags to re-use them.

“I’m looking to source some bags for life as my next step.”

E Price in Newgate Street has been in the town since 1876. It also does fruit and veg baskets to order for presents and raffle prizes.