Scrap single-use plastic bags from Tesco online deliveries
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On the 28th August 2017, Tesco replaced single-use carrier bags in store with a new 'Bag for Life' made from 94% recycled plastic and costing 10p.
The news was welcomed by the Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey for continuing to reduce the amount of plastic in the environment and contributing further to the 83% decline in the number of single-use plastic bags taken home.
However, online customers can still opt for single-use carrier bags and 43% do just that. It is unnecessary to bag the majority of items ordered for online deliveries, particularly fruits and vegetables with naturally protective skins.
Producing plastic bags is energy intensive and recycling rates are very low due to the lack of local authorities around the UK able to facilitate this. We do not need to add any more single-use plastic bags into the mix.
Tesco need to keep leading the way with progressive actions by extending their single-use carrier bag policy even further and scrapping the option for them from online deliveries.
If you are a consumer who is increasingly concerned by the amount of plastic that you are inundated with on a daily basis, then please sign and share this petition.
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