Petition update

Write to your local supermarkets to demand an increase in accessible packaging

Jerusha Mather

Aug 4, 2021 — 

Hi everyone, I hope you all are keeping well. We have started a campaign and we would love for you to join us. We have been encouraging others to write to their local supermarkets to demand an increase in accessible packaging. 

Please feel to join us on the frontline in this matter. Your voice matters. Our voice matters. Together let's make changes for a better tomorrow. Let's get the job done. 

Please click here to contact Woolworths online, and then click here to contact Coles. You may use the below template to assist. Make sure you provide your contact information, so they can reply to your message.



Template (copy and paste this into the Coles and Woolworth webforms, and edit your message as you see fit - but remember to remain polite and respectful at all times)

My name is [add name]. I am an advocate for increasing accessible packaging in your supermarkets. 

 A lot of people find it challenging to open packaging in products sold in your stores, for a variety of different reasons. In fact, statistics show that 44% of consumers have difficulty opening packaging every day.

Manufacturers and suppliers do not always consider people with disabilities and elderly persons when creating their designs. For example, opening jars, tins, and bottles require a significant level of strength and fine motor skills. 

Considering the high statistics (1 in 4) of people with disabilities in Australia, I think that major supermarkets such as yours need to lead the way in ensuring you stock accessible products. This issue also pertains to the elderly population which makes up a significant 57 % of the Australian population. Gaining ongoing feedback from disabled and elderly consumers would be invaluable to ensuring inclusive designs and should be the standard process.

It is incredibly difficult for people with disabilities and the elderly to lobby the countless suppliers you stock in your supermarkets. But you have the power to help ensure better accessibility in your stores in calling for these reforms.

Please help us do something more meaningful in this space by taking action.

Thank you.

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