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Good news from Sainsbury's...

Postby northleedsbhoy » June 7th, 2019, 9:48 am

....let's hope more supermarkets do the same.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... fruit/amp/.

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Re: Good news from Sainsbury's...

Postby earthmaiden » June 7th, 2019, 10:59 am

Excellent. I think all the supermarkets are doing things towards more sustainable packaging now, it seems to take a long time to make arrangements for change. I am quite impressed with Waitrose actually but there's a long way to go. 3 seem to remember breathable bags made of some kind of fibre for ready wrapped root veg etc in Sainsburys but am not sure I have seen it lately.
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Re: Good news from Sainsbury's...

Postby Pepper Pig » June 7th, 2019, 11:14 am

I was in our local M&S food this morning and I noticed they too have jettisoned plastic bags in favour of paper ones.
Wonder what they will do when they team up with Ocado in the autumn.
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Postby Catherine » June 7th, 2019, 11:53 am

Morrisons are already doing it
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Re: Good news from Sainsbury's...

Postby Seatallan » June 7th, 2019, 12:18 pm

Good news! :tu:
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Re: Good news from Sainsbury's...

Postby Ratatouille » June 7th, 2019, 12:27 pm

What is more you can re-use the paper bags - if you on't have the ones Lakeland sell: https://www.lakeland.co.uk/73241/Carrin ... -Pack-of-5

I've used these for some time. From the telegraph picture it looks as if the mixed pepper are plastic wrapped or are they behind a transparent lift-up cover? Actually thesupervisor at the supermarket fruit and veg dept took the details from me because she was so impressed by mine, but nothing has happened so far.
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Re: Good news from Sainsbury's...

Postby StokeySue » June 7th, 2019, 1:29 pm

You can take your own reusable bags to shops, you don’t have to wait for them to get the ball rolling, they are available in many places, and the environmental impact is less than single use paper, if you keep going. I’ve been using mine for years, I prefer drawstring ones

Will be good if the supermarkets start selling them so people make the connections though, or they could even give them away as part of a fruit and veg promo
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Postby suffolk » June 8th, 2019, 9:25 am

I even save clean paper bags... ones that my market fruit and veg come in ... keeping a few in one of my string or cloth bags ... and re-use them at W'rose etc.
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Re: Good news from Sainsbury's...

Postby Ratatouille » June 8th, 2019, 9:56 am

We save any clean paper bags from the market and take them back to the stall holder to reuse. When we buy cheese in the market we take a reusable box to put it in after weighing. Same with olive oil - it is sold from a pump and one just takes a refillable bottle .
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Re: Good news from Sainsbury's...

Postby KC2 » June 8th, 2019, 10:58 am

Among other things we use our clean paper bags from the market to ripen avocados :D
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Re: Good news from Sainsbury's...

Postby dennispc » June 8th, 2019, 11:44 am

Our Waitrose has been giving its customers a choice for yonks. Now with their Oxford experiment it will probably become universal.

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Greengrocer changed to brown bags a couple of years ago, though bit of a problem when buying fresh watercress this morning, kept in a box with water!
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