Supermarket Iceland has just announced it’s going plastic free, to help end the scourge of plastic pollution.
Sign the petition if you think your supermarket should go ‘plastic free’ too.
It has been revealed that UK supermarkets create nearly 1 million tonnes of plastic packaging waste a year! That’s enough to cover the whole of Greater London to a depth of 2.5cm.
But supermarkets are also all desperately competing against one another, so they care if customers are unhappy. SumOfUs is a community of millions of people. Together, we could sway other supermarkets to follow Iceland’s lead and scrap plastic -- for good.
Plastic dumped into the sea can get stuck in sea turtles’ nostrils, lodged in the stomachs of baby seabirds, and end up eaten by fish -- spreading dangerous toxic pollutants into our food supply.
Iceland’s managing director Richard Walker said: “The world has woken up to the scourge of plastics. A truckload is entering our oceans every minute, causing untold damage to our marine environment and ultimately humanity. The onus is on retailers… to take a stand and deliver meaningful change.”
There’s no reason other supermarkets can’t go ‘plastic free’ like Iceland.