GROCERY STORES MUST DO BETTER: PLASTIC HAS TAKEN OVER!
It has become almost impossible to shop for groceries without bringing home unnecessary plastic packaging that can't be recycled or reused.
Environmental Defence surveyed 54 large, high-traffic grocery stores across Canada including Loblaws, Sobeys and Metro, and found that the majority of products on the shelves were packaged in plastic. Even the produce section has become a concerning source of single-use plastic waste that often ends up in landfills, incinerators or littered in nature.
Plastic packaging can contain harmful chemical additives, such as bisphenols and phthalates. It's also a major source of microplastic contamination.
It's time to stop the plastic pollution crisis.
Big grocery chains have to clean up their act on throwaway plastic packaging instead of leaving us holding the bag.
Urge big grocery chains to phase out unnecessary single-use plastics and to scale up their reusable and refillable packaging systems.
SEND A LETTER TODAY.
Your letter will go to the CEOs of Walmart Canada, Loblaw Companies Ltd, Metro Inc, and Empire Company Ltd.