Unwrap at the till to reduce home waste

SHOPPERS are being urged to unwrap their food packaging at the till to save having to throw it away at home.

SHOPPERS are being urged to unwrap their food packaging at the till to save having to throw it away at home.

Weston Senior Citizen Forum chairman, Ken Lacey, is planning a campaign to limit the amount of waste residents put in their bins.

Called Your Bin Not Mine, the aim of the operation is to make supermarkets have to deal with the high amount of unnecessary packaging that comes with the products they sell.

Mr Lacey said: "Returning the packaging to a supermarket after it has been unwrapped is illegal rubbish dumping, but to take all the covering off at the till is quite legal.


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"Why do fruit and vegetables need to be wrapped up in trays and cellophane? It is probably just to get people buying more than they actually want."

Mr Lacey suggested that the campaign starts with one day a week of unwrapping at the till to see how much disruption it causes.

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