Asda bans carrier bags

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Next month Asda will eliminate single-use carrier bags from online operations.The retailer is the first UK supermarket to do so, saving 85m plastic bags a year.Delivered goods will arrive in a crate to be unloaded by the customer or courier.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.