Supermarkets Should Be Made to Be More Green
This is one of my biggest gripes. The fact that supermarkets push all of the responsibility of being more green onto the consumer. I recently went shopping in Tesco and did a full shop with two small toddlers in tow. By the time I had finished getting everything and had struggled to get the trolley to move towards a till, the two small people sitting in the trolley had started to cry and were trying to climb out!
I was not impressed to find that the shopping bags had been reduced in size by about half, apparently so that people are encouraged to bring their own bags, thus reduce the amount of plastic that is used. "Every little helps" I don't think! It took me twice the time to pack my shopping that it normally would and the toddlers were having a field day in the trolley. People have been reusing shop carrier bags for years so in my view this is just passing the buck. If Tesco really want to help, they could cut down on all of the unnecessary packaging to start with (cucumbers do not need to be wrapped in plastic) They could also provide a free delivery service to cut down on pollution and for those who are shopping themselves, provide a free reusable bag instead of charging a stupid price for them. Just a few things that would help the environment and also help the consumer for a change, a little thank you for enabling them to make the billion pounds in profit that they have!