To: UK supermarkets

Ask online supermarkets to provide information on plastic packaging

Ask online supermarkets to provide information on plastic packaging

Provide packaging information for products on their online shopping sites, so that shoppers can choose products which contain less plastic packaging or are plastic-free.

Why is this important?

Increasingly consumers want to be able to make informed choices about whether to avoid products which are packaged in plastic. That is easy enough to do in a store when shoppers can see the product, but more difficult when buying online with just an image to look at. Introducing information about product packaging, or even a kitemark for products which are entirely plastic-free, would help consumers make more environmentally-friendly choices, and incentivise suppliers to reduce the amount of plastic used in their packaging.