The organisations, Everyday Plastics and City to Sea are calling for all UK supermarkets to remove plastic packaging from five top-selling fruit & veg products –– potatoes, apples, bananas, carrots and onions –– so we can fight the plastic problem, reduce food waste and save money.
It is estimated that selling these five items loose (unpackaged) would:
- Prevent an estimated 1.7 billion pieces of plastic packaging from being thrown away.
- Avoid more than 77,000 tonnes of food waste by allowing people to buy what they need.
- Save shoppers a combined total of over £85m per year in uneaten food.
The organisation have joined forces to launch a petition and our Eco group are encouraging as many people as possible to sign it.