Asda removes more than 100m pieces of single use plastic from its stores

Supermarket Asda is removing 101m pieces of single use plastic from its stores each year by switching from plastic to reusable fruit and veg bags. The move follows a 9-store trial and following positive customer and colleague feedback, Asda has now decided to remove all single-use plastic fruit and veg bags from its stores across the UK, instead offering customers a reusable alternative. Priced at just 30p each, Asda’s reusable bags offers customers an affordable, reusable alternative to single-use plastic fruit and veg bag, which are made from 100% recycled…

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George at Asda launches clothes recycling scheme which rewards customers for bringing back unwanted clothes

In partnership with Yellow Octopus Group, Asda has launched a new ‘Take Back’ scheme which supports customers to recycle their unwanted clothes and textiles with ease. Customers will receive a 10% off voucher for George.com when they pack up their old and unwanted clothes, returning them to one of the retailers participating stores which can be located through the store locator page. The ‘Take Back’ scheme provides customers with a label or QR code so they can drop their clothes through Asda’s ‘toyou’ click and collect service. The move is…

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Asda donates over half a million meals from its depots

In partnership with food redistribution charity The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) Asda has donated nearly half a million meals to support those in need. Supporting those most in need across the region, Asda has donated surplus food equating to 534,848 meals, which have been distributed to thousands of families. In April 2020, TBBT experienced a 460% increase in need year-on-year due to the Coronavirus pandemic and, in the following months to December, membership grew by 50% from 8,000 to 12,000 members with the charity providing 3.2m meals, which have…

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Asda to donate £2m to local apprenticeship schemes to support small businesses

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, Asda donates £2m to small businesses to help fund around 400 apprenticeships in local communities across the country. Apprenticeship Levy is paid by large businesses and as part of that proposal, Asda has opted to transfer a portion of its annual funds to pay for apprentices to train in small businesses within local communities, giving young people the opportunity to develop new skills and small businesses the support to develop young talent that they may otherwise not be able to afford. Asda’s support will…

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Asda reduces gender pay gap

Asda has published its gender pay figures for 2020 which show that it continues to make good progress in closing the gap in the average hourly pay rates of male and female colleagues across its business. The supermarket has reduced both the mean and median gender pay rates for the third consecutive year and both figures are now well below the national average. In a report submitted to the Government’s Gender Pay website, Asda confirmed the following: – The median pay difference between all male and female Asda colleagues is…

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