Are you fed up paying more money to avoid plastic packaging?
Loose fruit / veg is generally more expensive than packaged in plastic. This means people who want to shop plastic free are paying more, and those who shop on a budget can't afford to go plastic free. We want supermarkets to make it cheaper so that everyone can break free from plastic!
- Take a photo when you are doing your shopping, show examples of where a product costs more loose than the packaged option
- Post the photo on your choice of social media tagging your supermarket and include the hashtag #Loose4Less
- If you don’t use social media, you can send the photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the supermarket and location and we will post it for you
Rachel Martin who shops at @lidl_ireland Henry St Dublin sent in these pics to show how plastic wrapped is more expensive than loose.— Sick Of Plastic (@SickOfPlasticIE) August 15, 2019
5 loose apples = €2
6 apples wrapped in plastic = €1.49
Customers are #SickOfPlastic and want #Loose4Less! pic.twitter.com/sL9yoIG38h
"My blood boiled when I saw plastic wrapped courgettes from Spain sold cheaper than loose Irish courgettes in @lidl_ireland Macroom."— Sick Of Plastic (@SickOfPlasticIE) July 26, 2019
"Total nonsense, an era that has to end."
Thanks Valérie for sharing. We want #Loose4Less! pic.twitter.com/p5RW74Tq7v