NEW biodegradable library cards are being rolled out across Trafford.

The council is introducing the eco-friendly cards across its 12 libraries.

The cards are being brought in to replace the plastic versions.

Bosses at the town hall are trying to cut down on the use of single-use plastics.

Later this year, all new library members asking for a card will be given a biodegradable one.

Eventually, the plastic versions will be naturally phased out.

Trafford's libraries have also been rolling out environmentally focused children’s activities including a themed summer reading challenge, as well as making bird feeders and seed bombs.

The full details of the reading challenge can be found on the council's website.

Cllr Liz Patel, Trafford Council’s executive member for culture and leisure, said: "Trafford Council has committed itself to supporting a greener and more sustainable future for the borough.

"We have now decided to extend that policy to our library service later this year by introducing eco-friendly cards to new members.

"It is extremely important that we all adopt a more sustainable lifestyle and cut down on the use of plastic in everyday life."