Asda Baskets Swiped In Cambridge As 5p Bags Phased Out This Year

Asda has reportedly been forced to order dozens of new baskets after customers started taking them home as the chain phases out plastic bags. 

The BBC reports that baskets started to go missing at the Cambridge store after the supermarket announced plans to stop supplying 5p bags by the end of the year. 

The store only has 30 to 40 left for its customers, the corporation said, and 100 new plastic green baskets are due to arrive at the store at the Beehive Centre next week.

An Asda spokesman told HuffPost UK on Friday that the firm asked “that the small number of customers who are taking our baskets home with them use their bags for life instead”.

Asda announced in February that it was starting to phase out plastic bags and stocks are no longer being replenished. Larger, “bags for life”, are still available for 9p. 

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