Plastic in the supermarkets

A humble cabbage costing 50p neatly protected in a thick plastic wrapping? Cheese wrapped once in film, then weighed and placed in a plastic bag to be labelled? There has been much talk lately about the amount of plastic packaging used by supermarkets, but, as even the quickest dash through the aisles makes plain, this has yet to be followed by widespread action. Plastic packaging ends up as domestic rubbish, meaning more expense for resource-poor local Councils, who have to collect it when it ends up as domestic rubbish. There are claims that packaging adds 20% to what the consumer pays for fruit and vegetables. Beyond everyday experience, there are frequent reports of the damage plastic

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