Thankfully my constant nagging about the environment has paid off around the house as everyone now takes at least the green canvas bags with them when they shop. My family is taken care of but onto bigger issues… the world of a supermarket chain.
After reporting that they were going to be making definite changes and having received items in boxes that could then be recycled I was quite happy but the past two weeks someone with no concern for our environment, or who just wants the pleasure of reading my letters about their supermarkets low standards, has obviously been promoted as we have seen the resurgence of the plastic bag and not just one nor only once. Multiple bags, multiple times. Not good enough!
If they charged their customers for every plastic bag, no one would want them. They must have to buy them from somewhere right? Forget it. Just don’t supply them. Then we’d all have a problem with getting our groceries delivered or home on our own. We’d have to use boxes or reusable bags.
As it is, they don’t take the boxes back as they throw them out which is why I recycle them. Others, like the wholefood/organic place I love reuse their boxes. They just pick them up next time they are in the area or doing a delivery. Perfect. Smart. Logical. Environmental. Cost effectual also.
Obviously a supermarket can’t think so simply. You wouldn’t know it though would you?
I shall persevere. I will see them change from using plastic bags to something environmentally friendly and I will continue to be an annoyance to them until they do. Let’s see how they fare tomorrow! 5 years ago