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Laurent Bakery has announced it will stop using plastic bags in its stores in a bid to reduce its impact on the environment.

The phase-out begins this week, and aligns with the Victorian Government’s plastic shopping ban by 2019, founder Laurent Boillon said.

"Plastic bags are a major source of waste and pollution in our society, creating irreparable damage to our environment,” he said.

Laurent Bakery will begin offering customers a $2 reusable bag with their purchases.

“By phasing out plastic bags and introducing reusable shopping bags to our stores, we play a small but vital role in limiting the effects of plastics bags on the environment," Boillon said. 

All 16 stores across Victoria will have phased out plastic bags by 2019.

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