UK supermarkets not doing enough to cut plastic use, says report

Ten biggest retailers produced 900,000 tonnes of packaging and 2bn plastic bags in 2017

Supermarkets are still putting nearly 900,000 tonnes of plastic packaging on to the market, representing a plastic footprint which is bigger than in 2017, a new report has found.

The retailers sold more than 2bn plastic bags, according to the study by Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency, which called for the government to require companies to publish independently verified audits of their plastic footprint, alongside their financial reports each year.

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