Carrier bags

Why are Asda removing plastic bags from online shopping?



At Asda, we're working hard to reduce plastic wherever we can. From July 31 2019, we're going to remove the option to choose to have carrier bags with Home Delivery and Click & Collect orders.

By doing this, we'll remove over 500 tonnes of plastic from circulation each year.

What does this mean for me?

For Deliveries, our drivers will offer to help unpack your shopping at the doorstep and bring it inside if required. If you need additional assistance, please let us know in the delivery notes section when you checkout so our drivers are aware ahead of your delivery.

For Click & Collect, please remember to bring bags when you collect your order. We offer a range of Bags for Life in our stores - and if it wears out, we'll replace it.

If you use our Click & Collect lockers, we will still pack your order in bags for life if you require them for unloading your shopping.

For hygiene reasons, we will still put any fresh meat or fish items in small plastic bags - but we'll keep these to a minimum.

What about paper and biodegradable alternatives?

We carefully investigated paper bags and other alternatives. We found they all indirectly damaged the environment in some way. The most environmentally friendly option was to remove bags where possible.

Thanks for your support, together we can make a real difference.

Visit our Environment pages to see what else we're doing.


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