WE NEED FRESH IDEAS ON PLASTICS
AROUND the world we are now seeing the devastating cumulative effects of years of plastic pollution, amassing in our rivers our oceans and landscapes, causing harm to both ecosystems and wildlife at large.
Surely governments both locally and around the world have an onus through environmental protection acts and the like to force companies to adopt environmentally friendly packaging methods and/or pay penalties such that forces change in the market.
The perils of ongoing plastic use have been warned about for years, and yet we still see very little if any change at all.
Why should the end consumer be the only one to bear the burden of having an environmental concern as they wade through the supermarket, to find the only ripe bananas are on a plastic tray wrapped in cling wrap?
Has the world gone mad? Surely there is, or should be, a governmental duty of care to the environment that forbids the use of plastic packaging to be kept ongoing. Adrian Brooks Bellerive