Morrisons Supermarket in Largs is bringing back paper wrapping for its bouquets and taking off the plastic wrapping as part of its plastic reduction programme.
Paper is the traditional wrap for bouquets and still used by some florists. 
It can protect the stems just as well as plastic until the flowers can be placed in a vase.
The changeover, that will be complete in 2019, will save 925 tonnes of plastic a year nationally, and follows listening to customers who say reducing plastic should be one of Morrisons’ priorities.
The new paper being used on Morrisons bouquets is called ‘hydro paper’ which has wax mixed into it making it waterproof. It’s also FSC certified and 100% recyclable.
Drew Kirk, Category Director Produce and Horticulture, said: “The new paper wrap does exactly the same job as plastic and looks just as good. More importantly though, it keeps a large amount of plastic out of the environment.”
Morrisons has recently announced a number of measures to reduce plastic use which include: Enabling customers to bring their own containers to Morrisons Butchers and fishmongers counters, moving all loose fruit & veg to be sold in paper rather than plastic bags, and removing plastic sleeves from cucumbers