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To: Dave Lewis, CEO Tesco

Swap Plastic for Paper Packaging

Swap Plastic for Paper Packaging

Swap plastic packaging on Tesco own brand rice and pasta for paper packaging similar to that found on flour or sugar products.

Why is this important?

We've all seen the disturbing photos in the media lately of our plastic waste littering the planet. About a year ago I decided to reduce my household waste. I started buying from vegetable stalls, selective items from supermarkets and I travelled to zero waste shops. It was tough to juggle with life and a family and when December hit, with two boys birthdays, parties and Christmas our house became swamped again.

And then it dawned on me - I can't do this alone. I can't quietly go Plastic Free. I need to be noisy, I need to let others know what I'm trying to do here. I need to create change.

But change is tricky especially when you try to do it all at once. And lots of people out there do not have the time to shop at lots of different stores.

So I'm asking Tesco to make one change. To set them an achievable first step towards plastic free. (After all, Every Little Helps)

I want Tesco to set an example by changing the way they package their rice and pasta to paper packaging because the current plastic packaging is well, plastic and worse still, non recyclable.

I am trying to promote easy swaps that people can make to make their supermarket shop plastic free, however rice and pasta are one of the hardest areas to find alternatives.

Thanks for signing and please share!

The Plastic Free Mama



2018-02-11 16:34:44 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-02-02 11:17:31 +0000

10 signatures reached