Asda ditches 5p carrier bags, plastic straws and polystyrene
Asda is to ditch single-use carrier bags in its stores by the end of the year in an effort to scale back on plastic.
The supermarket has also pledged to reduce the amount of plastic in its Own Brand products by 10 per cent over the next 12 months.
Unveiling a raft of measures the supermarket will introduce, Asda’s CEO Roger Burnley said: “We will phase out single-use carrier bags during 2018 in favour of Bags for Life.” He added the Asda will continue to donate profits from these sturdier, reusable, bags to good causes.
Other changes include getting rid of the polystyrene boards used to... read more
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