End the Plastic Catastrophe

End the Plastic Catastrophe

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UP Team started this petition to plastic producers and

The current supermarket message of trialling plastic alternatives if there is demand is utterly unacceptable. This approach suggests avoidance and complacency on their part or a lack of desire to invest. This is not about protecting shareholders, it’s about the urgent need to protecting the environment.

Science has proven that there is urgent need for change in the way we package our products and dispose of waste. We demand that they take immediate action to address this issue permanently. Avoidance and apathy are no longer an option.

Now is not the time for trialling alternatives, like they would a new product on their shelves. The demand does not come from human beings but from the well-being of the planet.

They must act now and cease pushing the responsibility on to the consumer. They must be the ones who force a change and influence consumer behaviour by removing harmful materials from their shelves.

This is simply a question of right or wrong. We urge them to break free from their business mindset of shareholder protection and do the right thing for the protection of our planet and its rich biodiversity. 

At present they charge considerably more for loose products than those wrapped in plastic. This is a strategy that must also stop so they can help shift consumer behaviour and give us the opportunity to do the right thing without paying inflated prices. 

Setting a date far into the future is not good enough. Action is needed now, not in 10 years. To delay is to continue with a mindset that perpetuates the problem we are trying to solve.

Businesses have the leaders that can make a real positive change to this most urgent of challenges. They hold all the keys that enable us to turn the tide on plastic waste. Governments will not make them do it so they must do the right thing and take responsibility. NOW!

If they do, we will love them for it and they will be remembered as the people that helped change the world rather than the ones who helped destroy it.

In September we will begin our Plant Powered Plastic Pick UP from John O'Groats to Lands End. The plastic collected on our walking journey will be taken with us so we can deliver this petition to every CEO of every supermarket chain that continues to ignore the needs of the planet in favour of profit.

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