Put an end to use of plas­tic pack­ag­ing

Solihull News - - LETTERS & EMAILS -

AS con­sumers, ev­ery time that we pur­chase food and other items con­tained in plas­tic, we are hav­ing to pay to add to the prof­its of man­u­fac­tur­ers and su­per­mar­kets.

We then have to pay a sec­ond time through our coun­cil tax to the Lo­cal Au­thor­ity for re­moval of this plas­tic rub­bish for “re­cy­cling”, much of which is ac­tu­ally burnt lead­ing to the re­lease of harm­ful gases into the at­mos­phere, added to land­fill cre­at­ing moun­tains of in­de­struc­tible ma­te­rial or re­leased into the sea lead­ing to the for­ma­tion of mi­croplas­tic par­ti­cles which cause pol­lu­tion of the wa­ter sup­ply and en­ter the hu­man food chain with un­known con­se­quences for our health.

As con­sumers, we need to put and end to this by telling man­u­fac­tur­ers to stop cre­at­ing so much plas­tic pack­ag­ing and by re­fus­ing to buy it un­til biodegrad­able al­ter­na­tives are pro­duced. Mary Wat­son, Kings Nor­ton

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