In response to Lidl’s announcement that they will be removing black plastic packaging from their fruit and vegetable range this month, Louise Edge, Senior Oceans Campaigner for Greenpeace UK, said:
“Supermarkets are the place where a lot of the throwaway plastic filling up our homes comes from, so it’s good to see more of them are responding to the public’s concern by taking action. Black plastic is one of the most problematic forms of plastic you can find on supermarket shelves, and Lidl are doing the right thing by phasing it out as quickly as possible. This is a clear signal to both our government and other major retailers that we don’t have to wait decades before getting rid of problem plastic. This is only a start, but the faster we act the easier it will be to protect our environment from the scourge of plastic waste.”
Over 700,000 people have signed our petition calling on supermarkets to ditch throwaway plastic.