Asda equips fishing fleets with bags to tackle plastic waste

The supermarket says hardwearing and durable bags will be used by fishermen to collect plastic waste when it is found in their nets

Asda has announced it is equipping its fish supplier’s fleets with hardwearing and durable bags that will be used by fishermen to collect plastic waste.

They will be distributed to all of Asda's fleets, including those in Scotland, Alaska and Norway, which fish for Mackerel, Pollock, wild Salmon, Tuna, Haddock and Cod.

The supermarket says the move will mean crews on more than 500 vessels can now collect harmful items such as plastic bottles and carrier bags when they find them in nets.

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