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Supermarkets - Please introduce Reusable Packages!
We want to see supermarkets introducing more Reusable packages, which can be reused over and over again.
It would not take much to recover these packages, clean them, and reuse them so we can avoid the continual throw-away culture.
Why is this important?
Most of the Supermarket products we buy come with packaging, which is produced simply to be thrown away almost as soon as we open it.
But there is a better way, and it is fully achievable!
We acknowledge that packaging can be useful, as it helps keep our food fresher, and can help us transport it. However, producing packaging with the sole intent of throwing it away after every purchase is highly wasteful. In fact, many of the packages we throw away are still in pristine condition, and could be collected and used again.
It is great to see that supermarkets are making a conscious effort to introduce packages which can be recycled. But, recycling alone is not a sustainable solution for our environment.
To begin with, recycling can only be used for certain types of plastics; and ‘recycled’ plastics cannot be turned back into new food packages due to current food-regulations and technology limitations. Not to mention that recycling is a very resource-intensive process which comes at a considerable expense to the tax payer, thus we are the ones who get to pay for processing all this waste!
Therefore, whilst recycling plays an important role in helping to process some of our domestic waste, by itself recycling alone is not the complete solution to resolve our ever increasing waste volumes.
We want to see supermarkets introducing more Reusable packages, which can be reused over and over again. It would not take much to recover these packages, clean them, and reuse them so we can avoid the continual throw-away cycle.
All it takes is a slightly better design to make packages last longer, so they can be put back to use. And when they have been used several times, and there is no more life left in them, then they can be recycled into a lower-grade plastic for other applications.
We desperately need a better system to help prevent wasting away valuable resources so quickly.
We need your support. Help us demonstrate this issue is important. Please join our petition.
Our environment cannot cope with the rate of exploitation we are inflicting on it through our throw-away society. There is a better way, and it is fully achievable!