Act now: tell Woolworths and Coles to end excessive plastic packaging on fresh produce.

Australians love the ocean and all that lives in it, which is why a walk down the fresh produce aisle at your local supermarket can be so frustrating. Plastic-wrapped bananas. A plastic tube of apples. A handful of mushrooms on a plastic tray, swathed in plastic wrapping. 

That excessive plastic packaging smothering your fruit and veggies could end up in the ocean, where it never truly breaks down. Instead, it chokes turtles and seabirds and ends up in the stomachs of fish and other marine animals.

Trying to cut plastic out of your life? Big corporations like Woolworths and Coles are undermining your efforts by wrapping fresh fruit and veggies in throwaway, single-use plastic. Globally, 90% of all plastic produced won’t end up in the recycling bin[1]. The 10% of plastic that does get recycled often isn’t even recycled here - we send it overseas to be recycled in countries like China. Out of sight, out of mind, right? But now China has literally had enough of our crap and has stopped taking some types of plastics from Australia[2], meaning we’re dealing with a recycling crisis.

It's time to end single-use plastic pollution at the source. Tell Woolworths and Coles to #breakfreefromplastic by ending excessive plastic packaging in their produce aisles.


[1] https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment/
[2] https://resource-recycling.com/recycling/2017/07/25/wm-exporters-reacting-chinas-ban/


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