Packaged food habit a load of rubbish

Posted on May 30, 2016 by DrRossH in Landfills and Disposal

CORN on trays, apples sliced in containers, lettuce wrapped in plastic and sweet potatoes peeled and displayed on polystyrene trays.

Source: Packaged food habit a load of rubbish

“Consumers need to start to strongly express their ­objections to the supermarket chains,” Mr Angel said. “I know of no survey that states consumers want their fresh produce wrapped in plastic.”

There is a growing backlash. A single sweet potato on a polystyrene tray wrapped in plastic so enraged 74-year-old Pat Lowe of Broome last year that she set up a petition calling on supermarkets to stop wrapping fresh food in plastic. It attracted 109,000 signatures.

“All that wrapping for one blooming vegetable, it’s ridiculous. I grew up in an era where there was no plastic and you took your own string bag to the shops,” she said.

Grocery stores if they had a conscience,  would be ashamed of the practices to wrap all this unnecessary fruit and vegetables in plastic film and packaging.  But they pass the buck by saying consumers should have choices.  The consumes that buy these items are just as bad.