To: Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda

Please replace plastic fruit and veg bags with paper

Please replace plastic fruit and veg bags with paper

Please replace the small plastic bags that customers use for fruit and vegetables with recycled paper bags.

Why is this important?

Our big supermarkets stock small plastic bags for customers to select their own fruit and vegetables. These bags are usually thrown away after one use, adding to the avalanche of disposal plastics that are littering our oceans and harming our wildlife.

It didn't use to be this way. Greengrocers used to provide customers with paper bags that were biodegradable. Let's bring back paper bags. Small changes can make a big difference.


Reasons for signing

  • Because I am fed up of plastic, plastic, plastic. Worst invention ever! And also I want to see all birds, fish and animals safe from this junk.
  • I’m ashamed. There’s a matted lump of plastic three times the size of France in the ocean, we are responsible.
  • We still have a very long way to go to reduce and eliminate our demand for single-use plastics. How about buying bulk packs of crisps etc instead of multi-packs - and buying concentrates of products like screenwash instead of ‘ready to use’ options. This would have the added benefit of vastly reducing emissions as tonnes and tonnes of unnecessary water are driven round the country because we are too lazy to dilute the products at home.

Updates

2018-06-26 22:12:58 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2018-06-25 18:27:25 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2018-06-25 15:20:12 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-06-25 15:11:10 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-02-15 16:48:04 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-01-02 23:34:24 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-12-12 09:21:44 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-12-06 14:05:37 +0000

10 signatures reached