Sainsbury’s Show Blatant Disregard For The Environment With New Plastic Food Wraps

At a time when our oceans are grossly infested with plastic, Sainsbury’s have decided it necessary to increase the amount of packaging used in their meat products because millennials don’t like to touch meat.

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British supermarket, Sainsbury’s have decided to introduce touch-free packaging to help millennial’s who are afraid to handle raw meat. They will be introducing pouches that allows customers to place chicken pieces straight into a frying pan without having touch them. The supermarket chain said the plastic pouches were developed after consumers under the age of 35 said they didn’t like to handle uncooked meat.

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So I’d just like to show Sainsbury’s, and any millennial who thinks this is a good idea, a few images of the amount of plastic currently destroying our planet; oh, but out of sight, out of mind right?

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“Customers, particularly younger ones, are quite scared of touching raw meat. These bags allow people, especially those who are time-poor, to just ‘rip and tip’ the meat straight into the frying pan without touching it,’ Katherine Hall, Sainsbury’s product development

Nice one Katherine.

When, in the not-so-distant future, the sea is so contaminated that the hundreds of millions of people around the world who rely on the sea for their income can no longer get by or start to develop serious health problems because of plastic intake, I’d like to bring people back to this. Undoubtedly we’ll look for someone to blame and I’d like to point fingers at Sainsbury’s here.

We desperately need to reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean and increasing packaging because some people don’t like to touch meat is certainly not something that will help.

lets not forget that the media don’t like to often remind us of anomalies like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This is a giant patch of plastic waste and sludge that has collected together due to the currents of the sea, and now pollutes anything around it.

With this in mind, it does make me wonder if we’ll ever clean up our act, or if we even want to until it’s too late..

 

 

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