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Asda ditches plastic bags for fruit and veg

Thu 01 Apr 2021 | 07:19 am GMT
Michelle Urquhart | Products of Change Writer

Asda will be rolling out reusable fruit and veg bags to all its stores

The supermarket is removing 101million pieces of single use plastic from its stores each year by switching from plastic to reusable fruit and veg bags. The move follows a 9-store trial and following positive customer and colleague feedback, Asda has now decided to remove all single-use plastic fruit and veg bags from its stores across the UK, instead offering customers a reusable alternative. Priced at just 30p each, Asda’s reusable bags offers customers an affordable, reusable alternative to single-use plastic fruit and veg bag, which are made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles. “We know that our customers and colleagues are really passionate about doing the right thing for the environment and this move is just another way we are helping them make sustainable choices, without compromising on the quality of our produce,” said Dominic Edwards, director of produce. “Following some really positive feedback on our trial, we’re excited to roll out the removal of the plastic bags across all our stores, as we continue to work towards our plastic reduction targets as a business.” During the trial period, Asda sold an average of 30,000 bags each week as customers continue to support efforts to tackle plastic pollution.
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