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Giving #OurPlasticFeedback to Wanstead supermarkets

Updated: Jun 27, 2019

Sick of buying food wrapped in plastic – but given no choice by the supermarkets? Join the national #OurPlasticFeedback campaign this Saturday (29th June) by returning a piece of pointless packaging to the supermarket where you bought it between 11am and 12 noon on Wanstead High Street.

We are loving BBC’s War on Plastic documentary with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani, powerful and very scary stuff.

Every minute of every day a truckload of plastic is entering the world's oceans and remaining there for hundreds of years according to the documentary, and over one-third of plastic in our lives comes from supermarket shopping.

We can all do our part to reduce the plastic impact on our planet, and here's how to get involved... over the next 7 days, grab that annoying piece of packaging and write a message on it asking your supermarket to stop using so much plastic, with the hashtag #OurPlasticFeedback. Take a photo to post on social media and tag the supermarket, or even better, bring this plastic back to the shop it was purchased from.

A few members of CLEANER GREENER WANSTEAD and Wanstead Climate Action will be around on the high street this Saturday (29th) from 11am - 12 noon, raising awareness of the #OurPlasticFeedback initiative. It would be fantastic if as many people as possible handed in their plastic feedback to the supermarkets on our high street during that hour. We would love to see you (and your plastic waste!) there, or tag us with your pictures on Instagram or Facebook.

If you can’t make that time – just hand it in sometime over the weekend.

All over the country people have been giving their plastic feedback. Let's be part of this great initiative and add our voices here in Wanstead to the message to the supermarkets: to protect our planet, please stop the plastic! Find out more here.

We will respectfully be returning the plastic to the supermarkets with prior warning. It is not our intention to cause their staff extra hassle and grief.

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