Supermarket plastic rises by 900,000 tonnes despite pledges to cut packaging

Cut price supermarkets have been accused of putting profits before the environment after a new report showed plastic has risen by more than 900,000 tonnes in the past year, despite retailers pledging to slash packaging. 

A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Greenpeace showed that seven out of the top 10 UK supermarkets have increased their plastic footprint with only Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury’s achieving marginal reductions.

Budget brands including Asda, Aldi and Lidl were at the bottom of the league table leading campaigners to warn they were choosing profits ahead of green issues and growing their businesses without thinking of the cost to the environment….

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