Asda removes 100m pieces of single-use plastic from stores

Asda is to scrap over 100 million single-use plastic pieces from stores by switching to a reusable alternative to its fruit and veg plastic bags.

The Big 4 grocer said that it had decided to remove all single-use plastic and provide a reusable alternative after receiving positive feedback from its nine-store trial run.

Customers will now be able to purchase a reusable 30p bag made from recycled bottles to use for their fruit and vegetables.

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During its trial period, Asda said it sold an average of 30,000 bags every week.

“We know that our customers and colleagues are really passionate about doing the right thing for the environment,” Asda’s produce director Dominic Edwards said.

“This move is just another way we are helping them make sustainable choices, without compromising on the quality of our 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.”

Asda will remove the plastic punnets from conference pears later this year, saving 170 tonnes of plastic per year.

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