We all know how bad plastic is for the environment, it’s important more than ever that we turn to more sustainable materials. However, one recent study showed that 91 per cent of the British public wants to see a plastic free aisle in supermarkets.
Along with that, 81 percent expressed concern ‘about the amount of plastic packaging that is thrown away in the UK’.
The poll, which was the commissioned by the environmental campaign group, A Plastic Planet, quizzed 2,000 UK adults about whether they supported the idea.
Sian Sutherland, co-founder of A Plastic Planet, said: “It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Great British Public wants a fresh alternative to goods laden with plastic packaging. Too much of our plastic waste ends up in oceans and landfill.
“Consumer demand for products that generate less plastic waste is higher than ever.
“A Plastic Free Aisle would help supermarkets meet the needs of shoppers who are fed up of buying products covered with layer after layer of throwaway plastic.
“For years we’ve able to buy gluten-free, dairy-free, and fat-free, so why no plastic free?”
Professor Hilary Kennedy, of Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences, added: “There is a growing body of evidence that plastic waste poses a global challenge, directly affecting marine life and ecosystems.
“A plastic-free aisle in supermarkets would help encourage a reduction in the amount of plastic waste being dumped in our environment.”