From shrink-wrapped broccoli to boxed-up berries, the fruit and veg in our supermarkets is usually covered in plastic. It’s time to take a (spinach) leaf out of France’s book - from January 1st 2022 all plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables weighing under 1.5kg will be banned. That will amount to a billion fewer units of plastic packaging each year.
Over here, Morrisons is already taking baby steps with some of its bananas, pledging to replace plastic bags for paper bands, but why not ditch plastic throughout the greengrocery section?
With All the Ps closing on 18th December, it’s getting harder to avoid plastic-wrapped fruit and veg. Our veg box schemes such as Neetfield are filling a gap for locally grown produce but there’s still a long way to go.
Bude Climate Partnership is developing a local food strategy that will be hopefully rolled out next year (fill in our survey to have your say) but what else would you like to see in Bude?
A greengrocers? A community allotment? By supporting sustainable, seasonal, locally sourced and plastic-free produce, we are one step closer to our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.