Increasingly, supermarkets come under coordinated “Plastic Attacks” by shoppers fed up with excess packaging on groceries. Customers tore the plastic packaging off their shopping and left it at the checkout.
Plastic Attack as shoppers show supermarket their displeasure
On Saturday 2 June, shoppers at a branche of Dutch supermarket Jumbo staged a "Plastic Attack" to protest against excessive packaging on groceries, fruit and other products. A group of around 15 customers tore the wrapping off their goods and abandoned it at the checkout. This "plastic attack" was organised by ZeroWasteNL.
These "plastic attacks" occur more often throughout Europe. Only a few weeks ago the same happened at a branch of UK supermarket Tesco.
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