Unnecessary supermarket plastic – why bother?

12th Oct 2018

The UK’s biggest retailers need to set a shining example to us all when it comes to recycling and plastic in particular but cases like the following show work needs to done…

A somewhat gallant attempt to swap cake and biscuits for fruit in the QCR Sales & Marketing Office has resulted in the purchase of many apples, grapes, kiwi fruits and oranges.

It was strange to see kiwi fruits packaged in plastic in a major UK supermarket recently however it was the only option – not thinking too much into it, they were purchased.

Today, after glancing at the packaging it clearly states that this plastic is non-recyclable, meaning it has to go in a general waste bin and to a landfill site.

What is the point? This plastic will now contaminate a landfill site for decades. Anybody would happily purchase loose kiwi fruits, they are well protected by a brown furry shell after all.

A fine example of our big retailers not doing enough, at a time they should be leading the way.

Think of the thousands of households buying plastic packaged kiwi fruits and not being able to recycle it – why bother?

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