Supermarkets to go zero waste (free of plastic packaging)
Whilst the plastic bag charge in the UK has decreased use of bags, with figures reporting between 78 and 85% reduction, still the use of plastic in food packaging is huge. Most of this waste goes into landfill and this is not acceptable.
Opting for food without plastic packaging could be a huge relief for our limited resources, however until the supermarkets change their packaging this is going to be difficult for consumers who frequently go for convenience in our 'one stop shop' age.
We need to act now before this problem gets worse - it's not one to hand onto the next generation.
Please sign the petition to ask the major retailers (and our lovely local farm shop) to end plastic packaging on foods!
- M&S food
- Keelham Farm Shop
- Member of Parliament for Skipton and Ripon
Our desire would be that supermarkets move to go zero waste (free of plastic packaging).
Plastic is an increasing problem, and the fact that the supermarkets are acknowledging this with the 5p bag charge is brilliant. There is still much more room to improve and most of many people's waste is food packaging, much of it unnecessary and plastic.
There are alternatives available - one of which to get rid of much of this so it doesn't need to end up in landfill, another to look to use recyclable materials where possible.
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