As part of its commitment to help sustain the environment, Covers Timber & Builders Merchants will no longer be providing plastic bags to its customers.

The business, which has its headquarters on Quarry Lane in Chichester, West Sussex, will offer 100% recyclable paper bags instead. However, the company still hopes to limit the number of bags being used by customers by checking during purchases that using a bag is absolutely necessary.

Covers, which has been nominated as a ‘Constituency Responsible Business Champion 2019’ by Gillian Keegan MP, is a keen advocate of eco-friendly initiatives. These include using electric forklifts and solar panels at its depots.

Henry Green, Managing Director at Covers, said: “As a business we recognise how important it is that we play our part to protect our environment and do everything we can to be eco-friendly.

“Our plastic to paper scheme is one small way we hope to improve our impact on the environment. We hope our customers will support us in our mission by only using a paper bag if absolutely necessary.”