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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.
Unwanted and unnecessary packaging abandoned in “Plastic Attack” Don't like plastic in the supermarkets? Why not bin the lot, just like a group of around 25 customers did in Tesco when they tore the wrapping off their goods and abandoned it at the checkout. Source: Facebook/BBCRadioBristol
FROM EDIBLE CUPS MADE FROM SEAWEED TO MEGASTORES ENCOURAGING CUSTOMERS TO BRING THEIR OWN BAGS... Plastic packaging is more than just a nuisance for the environment, and unfortunately that seems to be the standard the world over. Yet, given the choice most consumers would likely choose a sustainable packaging option, however they aren’t yet being presented to us on a large scale. That said, there are alternatives being developed and rolled out around the globe, so now it’s time to promote and adopt these sustainable solutions and ban plastic packaging altogether. Source: Facebook / BrightVibes