supermarkets do not fight enough against plastic

Greenpeace denounces that no chain of supermarkets has established the necessary measures for the elimination of plastic, especially single-use, after a study carried out in 2018 with employers of the sector and with the support of 320,000 citizens who claim their disappearance.

Greenpeace has informed today in a note that it has elaborated a ranking after ten months of negotiations with the National Association of Large Distribution Companies (ANGED), employer of the hypermarkets, and the Association of Spanish Supermarket Chains (ACES), and that many supermarkets have been satisfied with "minimum insufincientes" in the elimination of plastics.

In the classification elaborated by the environmental organization, Eroski, Aldi and Mercadona appear as the supermarkets that are taking the most steps against plastic, while Alcampo, Carrefour and El Corte Inglés are the worst located in the plastic print.

Eroski ranks first with 6.2 points out of 10 for its policy to encourage the elimination of single-use plastics until 2025, reusable packaging, the sale of fruit and vegetables in bulk.

Aldi follows with 5.6 points for his practice to promote single-use plastics (non-packaging), bulk sales and reusable packaging.

Mercadona is in third place with 5.1 for its practices to eliminate single-use bags, promote 100% recyclable and reusable packaging.

The worst located are Carrefour with a 4.2; Alcampo with a 3.5 and, finally, El Corte Inglés with 3.4 points.

Greenpeace indicates that it will review the companies' policies at the end of 2019 and for this it urges brands to promote the transparency of information on the amount of plastic they currently use.

The environmental organization demands the elimination of single-use plastics, especially fruit and vegetables, and that the disposable ones disappear.

It also urges the establishment of alternative purchase systems that encourage the reuse of packaging and the sale in bulk of all types of products.

In addition, eliminate single-use bags, both box and section (fruit and vegetables), and make available to consumers only reusable bags.


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