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Asda to remove 101 million pieces of single-use plastic from stores

The move follows a trial across nine stores that received positive customer and colleague feedback

Asda has revealed it will be removing 101 million pieces of single use plastic from its stores each year by switching from plastic to reusable fruit and veg bags.

The initiatives are part of Asda’s long-term commitment to remove single use plastic from its business.

The move follows a trial across nine stores that received positive customer and colleague feedback, which has led to a decision to remove all single-use plastic fruit and veg bags from its stores across the UK, instead offering customers a reusable alternative.

Priced at 30p each, Asda’s reusable bags will offer customers an affordable, reusable alternative to single-use plastic fruit and veg bag, which are made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles.

During the trial period, Asda sold an average of 30,000 bags each week as customers continue to support efforts to tackle plastic pollution.

Dominic Edwards, director of produce said: “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.

“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.”

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