Asda bans carrier bags being used for their online deliveries, saving 500 tonnes of plastic a year 

Mail Online | 7/8/2019 | Colin Fernandez Environment Correspondent For The Daily Mail
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Asda will no longer offer plastic carrier bags with online grocery orders.

Starting next month the retailer will be the first supermarket to eliminate single-use carrier bags from its online operations.

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The exception is with fresh meat and fish, which will still need to be bagged for health and safety reasons.

The move will mean 85million plastic bags – amounting to 500 tonnes– will no longer be produced and used each year.

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Asda will remove the option to have a 'bagged' delivery on all grocery home shopping and 'click and collect' orders nationwide from July 31.

Delivered goods will arrive in a crate, and will be unloaded by the customer, or by the courier if requested.

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The move will answer critics of online shopping who have complained that deliveries use an excessive amount of plastic – with in some cases just one item being packed in a carrier bag.

The Daily Mail has campaigned against single-use plastic.

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Our successful campaign for a 5p charge on the carrier bags led to a dramatic 83 per cent reduction in the number handed out every year.

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