Asda in Barking suffers plastic bag drought

PUBLISHED: 17:42 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:48 16 April 2018

The Asda store in Barking. Picture: Steve Poston

The Asda store in Barking. Picture: Steve Poston


Supermarket shoppers in Barking were left wondering what to do with all their groceries this afternoon after Asda ran out of carrier bags to give to customers.

Shoppers were forced to bundle their purchases out of the store in their arms or buy bags for life to transport their groceries home.

The store has blamed the phasing out of single-use bags for the shortage in the Barking.

An Asda spokesman said: “Earlier this year we announced our plan to phase out single-use plastic bags before the end of 2018, and as we do that some stores have temporarily experienced low stock levels.”

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