Supermarket plastic packaging: half cannot be recycled

A lot more needs to be done to reduce plastic rubbish:

Supermarkets should lead the way in cutting plastic waste

 

Which? magazine has just tested how much supermarkets (don’t) allow us to recycle:

What are supermarkets doing about plastic?

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It’s being reported very widely:

Recycling: Supermarkets not doing enough says research

Nearly half of food packaging used by Britain’s biggest supermarkets ‘cannot be recycled’, study claims

SO SHELF-ISH – Supermarkets blasted as nearly HALF of packaging cannot easily be recycled in the home

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Here’s the Telegraph:

Half of plastic supermarket packaging cannot be recycled, Which? survey finds

Researchers analysed the packaging of 46 of the most popular own-brand items from leading supermarkets including Asda, M&S, Morrisons, and Waitrose. They found that only 52 per cent of the packaging – including cardboard, glass and plastics – could be easily put in household recycling bins.

Which? is calling on the government to make recycling labelling simple, clear and mandatory and ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place to make it easy for everyone to recycle.

The consumer champion urged all the supermarkets to commit to ensuring a much greater proportion of their packaging is recyclable, rather than continuing to use environmentally unfriendly single-use, throwaway materials.

Half of plastic supermarket packaging cannot be recycled, Which? survey finds

   
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