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bodger

Whatever happened to taking your pudding bowl

for your chips and peas ?

This around about way of introducing a topic concerning excessive packaging and the goods we purchase from some supermarkets.

Have a look at this BBC News report.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7057035.stm

Is there anything we can do as individuals ?
Are the public bothered, just as long as the products are cheap?
Do producers use lots of packaging to 'tart' up less than first class produce ? What do you think ?
Bazzer

Some packaging for certain products, such as meat, poultry is a necessity for hygene reasons but do we really need a foil tray with a lid, inside a plastic wrapper, inside a box for a Frozen (yuk) Curry?

How about a 20% tax on packaging products that would be illegal to pass on to consumers? Only the essential packaging for health/hygene purposes would be exempt.
Allow us to dispose of packaging at source and the suppliers would have to dispose of it at their expense.
Justme

Bazzer wrote:
How about a 20% tax on packaging products that would be illegal to pass on to consumers? Only the essential packaging for health/hygene purposes would be exempt.
Allow us to dispose of packaging at source and the suppliers would have to dispose of it at their expense.


Ok so they wont pass on the tax but just charge you more for the goods as they are legaly entitled too.

Thought we already could do your second point? & then WEEE directive is widening the net to cover end of life goods too.


Justme
storm

WEEE directive is for electronic and electrical equipment. When I bought new dishwasher last month Currys took the old one away for free but Comet would have charged.

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