30 Apr '18, 3pm

Can we reduce plastic packaging and reduce food waste?

Can we reduce plastic packaging and reduce food waste?

Plastic packaging has been in the news a lot lately. After Blue Planet II, many people have been concerned about the amount of single use plastic that is produced and subsequently thrown away. Currently a truckload of plastic enters our oceans each and every minute where it becomes a hazard for marine wildlife and it has been found in everything from seafood to drinking water to beer and sea salt. UK supermarkets produce almost 1 million tonnes of plastic packaging each year. We think that they can dramatically reduce their plastic footprint. Many supermarkets argue that they have to use plastic packaging on fruit and vegetables to keep items fresher for longer and to keep them from being damaged during transport. However a recent report from Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe concludes that an increase in plastic food packaging has not lead to a decrease in...

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