Jan 10, 2018

Coconut controversy: Shoppers query use of plastic wrapping

The Genuine Coconut company says the film is not plastic, and removes the need for artificial preservatives. The "Genuine Coconut" is wrapped in film, and comes with a pull top and straw to drink the coconut water. Another Twitter user, Alex Morss, a blogger and ecologist, said: "This coconut is not sold in its natural container, without processing, as nature intended... Plastic wrap/straws are not natural, sustainable or biodegradable." Asked about the coconut controversy, Sainsbury's chief executive, Mike Coupe, told the BBC he'll "Certainly be asking some questions about why we wrap coconuts in plastic". The Spanish company behind Genuine Coconut says the wrapping on its product is not plastic.

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