Asda to scrap plastic fruit bags after 30,000 reusable bags sold each week during trial

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ASDA has announced it is to remove 101 million pieces of single use plastic from its store each year by switching to reusable fruit and vegetable bags.

The move comes following a trial across nine stores which garnered a positive response from customers and colleagues, leading the supermarket to remove all single-use plastic fruit and vegetable bags from its stores across the UK.

Customers will now be able to purchase a reusable bag for 30 pence in all Asda stores. The supermarket said that it sold an average of 30,000 of the bags each week during the trial period.

Dominic Edwards, director of produce at Asda, 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.”