As older readers and fans of old BBC shows will know, paper bags are by no means a modern innovation. In fact, it’s within the last 3-4 decades that plastic wrapping has become a mainstay in our supermarkets – and bins. In fact, some innovations like bagged salad are only as recent as 2000.
There are a few main reasons why plastic packaging became the norm. Firstly it helps protect and preserve the food produce during transportation. In the globalised world of the 1980s, where food arrived from further afield than before, this was an important benefit.
Plastic packaging certainly plays its part in food production. But as the world became increasingly aware of its dangers earlier this year, companies and governments everywhere have pledged to try and reduce unrecyclable waste collection as much as possible.
Maybe Morrisons isn’t you’re cup of tea – and we’re not saying you should only shop from them from now on. But if you want to play your part in reducing unsustainable waste clearance, then having a think about how sustainable supermarkets’ waste practices are could be a great way of doing that.
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