My name is Lexi and I am 8 years old. I worry about the environment, especially about the amount of plastic polluting our world. One of the things that makes me feel better is making sure that me and my family are recycling any plastic that comes with our food and deliveries.
The sad thing is, a lot of that plastic is non-recyclable, which means it either goes into the sea and rivers or into landfills where it will take a very, very long time to break down.
Not all shops are bad at this - some deliveries we get come wrapped in paper, and even use paper tape, so that everything can be recycled. But I have noticed that supermarkets are not so good. A lot of food comes wrapped in clear plastic, and it is almost always not recyclable. I've also had lots of useless plastic coat hangers delivered with my clothes, that I would never use.
I think supermarkets have already made a really big change by getting people to stop using plastic bags to carry their shopping in. That makes me think they can also stop using non-recyclable packaging.
Please help me make a little change, that might have a big result.
Thank you so much,