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25-03-2021, 10:03   #1
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Pointless plastic

Anybody else think its ridiculous that shops are wrapping individual pastries and bread in plastic. Not only is it a waste and build up of plastic but the bread is crap to eat after. Its supposed to stop coming but does it actually.
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25-03-2021, 10:27   #2
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Anybody else think its ridiculous that shops are wrapping individual pastries and bread in plastic. Not only is it a waste and build up of plastic but the bread is crap to eat after. Its supposed to stop coming but does it actually.
Get rid of the large plastic carrier bags instead

They need to wrap stuff because people paw bread and pastries



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i love the idea behind the nudge behaviour approach.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudge_theory

make it awkward to use single use single plastic and then people will naturally drift away from it
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Anybody else think its ridiculous that shops are wrapping individual pastries and bread in plastic. Not only is it a waste and build up of plastic but the bread is crap to eat after. Its supposed to stop coming but does it actually.
Agree, but with covid I cant see it going away any time soon. There are other materials that can be used to wrap them though
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yeah, our local shop only started wrapping them as a covid measure. which means the bread goes rubbery in the plastic.
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26-03-2021, 23:44   #6
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Agree, but with covid I cant see it going away any time soon. There are other materials that can be used to wrap them though
I know, its just very annoying to see and one shop I went into had individual donuts in a big plastic box that are used for cakes. It looked ridiculous
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yeah, our local shop only started wrapping them as a covid measure. which means the bread goes rubbery in the plastic.
Agreed. The bread and pastries are not proofing properly. Turns me off buying them
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I saw cellulose based plastic on foodstuff at a market and since see there is dis-solvable coverings on items such as dishwasher tablets, this could fit the bill for the likes of bread? ie a covering that prevents people touching and potentially contaminating with direct contact? perforated (as plastics are for bread anyway would make it breathable, any reasons why this isnt a utilised material. I'll guess its shelf life isnt as long but Im sure that could be managed.
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i remember reading, probably 20 years ago, that cellulose manufacture is not clean at all. not sure if that may have changed in the intervening period.
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First thing that came to mind was the animal cruelty protesters in Madrid using a lot of plastic to re create a scenario of packaged human meat. Such a waste of plastic and a tad hypocritical.
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Half the virgin plastic ever produced has been manufactured since 2005.

Recycling? What’s the fu**in’ point...
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A Ferrero Rocha comes in a foil wrapper and a piece of paper/card inside a plastic box inside a plastic wrapper. For a bit of crappy lightweight chocolate.

My blood test stripes come in a sealed box yet the 10 x 5 strips are encased inside an utterly needless plastic wraparound.

It's crazy how much additional crap is added to a product.
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What annoys me is that "cannot be recycled plastic" or bring to your nearest store
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Circular Economy Consultation
http://www.epa.ie/pubs/consultation/...programme.html

Let them know your thoughts.
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A lot of Lidl stuff is packed in material that is "not yet recyclable".
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