Follow the lead of Iceland supermarket and commit to taking active steps to eliminate all plastic packaging with detailed action plans to show how and when this commitment will be implemented.
Why is this important?
It is now well recognised that single use plastic has become a major threat to global ecosystems especially in the sea. Many of us have been shocked to see films and photographs showing the impact on marine life but also frustrated and helpless when we go shopping to find it impossible to avoid plastic packaging. We are pleased to see that the government is finally talking about reducing plastic but we need action now! Supermarkets are the single biggest source of plastic litter in this country and could move quickly to eliminate huge amounts of it. We therefore call on all supermarket chains to take steps to eliminate this environmental scourge.