Sian Sutherland, A Plastic Planet co-founder, said: "We welcome Morrisons' decision to trial paper bags for groceries as a result of growing pressure from consumers. But why charge more for the paper bags than the plastic bags? We need to really help shoppers make the right choice, and it starts by making it affordable to choose plastic free.
"So we applaud Morrisons for trialing strong paper bags but implore them to charge less for them. The Bag For Life is a plastic myth that we need to wean ourselves off - no-one is going to use it for 500 years. This year we now have a total of 50 countries worldwide who have banned the plastic bag. The UK need to step up and do the same."