Plastic waste is an environmental issue that cannot be ignored. According to US scientists, 8.3 million tons of plastic waste has been produced to date, with 79% of it ending up in landfill or the environment. We can all do our part to avoid using plastic, but it can be difficult when the aisles of supermarkets are packed full of it. UK supermarkets are estimated to produce 800,000 tonnes of plastic every year, the majority of which is simply discarded once the product reaches our homes.
Supermarkets can lead the way in reducing the amount of single-use plastic being produced. This is why the environmental group, Greenpeace, has launched a campaign calling for supermarkets to abandon throwaway plastic packaging.
Recently, the supermarket chain, Iceland, announced that it is ditching plastic packaging on all of its own brand products. Additionally, two-hundred cross party MPs have called on the heads of the major supermarkets to eliminate plastic from their packaging by 2023. Now it’s time to add our voices.
Sign the petition calling for UK supermarkets to ditch throwaway plastic packaging.