After many promises of cutting down on plastic usage, UK supermarkets are not restricting their plastic waste. The bag for life is gaining popularity in UK of late and as many as 1.5 million sales were made in recent few months.
In the year 2018, over 900,000 tons of plastic waste was produced by retailers. The report was jointly released by Greenpeace and Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). In the year 2019, many supermarket chains reportedly had higher plastic packaging tonnage, though exact figures are not known. The study was conducted on 10 largest supermarkets.
The report said after studying the market shares of the supermarkets. According to the reports, there was an increased sale of eco-friendly bags in the year 2018.
Many campaigners claimed that so-called ‘durable bags’ are in more demand compared to the single-use bags. The minus point is that ‘Bags for life” is high on plastic content, compared to the single-use carrier bags. They recommended that all the major supermarkets should increase the price of “Bags for life”, so that people think twice before buying.
However, campaigners also suggested to ban “Bags for life” rather than increasing the price, in order to throw them out of our lives completely and save our planet from destruction.
One EIA ocean campaigner, Juliet Phillips said - "It's shocking to see that despite unprecedented awareness of the pollution crisis, the amount of single-use plastic used by the UK's biggest supermarkets has actually increased in the past year".
Save mother earth, save life and avoid “Bags for life”!
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