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Tesco store handing out free paper bags to shoppers

One of the Tesco paper bags being handed out at a store in London Credit: Brian Farmer/PA Wire

Staff at a Tesco supermarket Tesco are offering shoppers free paper carrier bags that can be re-cycled.

From early October, supermarket customers in England had to pay a charge of 5p for plastic carrier bags as part of a Government scheme to reduce litter and protect wildlife. A similar scheme was already operating in Wales.

Now staff in at least one London branch of Tesco are offering shoppers buying lunch free brown paper bags.

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