Oct 14, 2020

Morrisons and Waitrose ditch glitter for Christmas

The tiny pieces of plastic can wash into the environment, harm wildlife, and get into the food chain. The move is part of a wider push by retailers to try to reduce festive plastics pollution. Morrisons said its decision would remove 50 tonnes of plastic from its shelves during the festive period. "Christine Bryce, Morrisons home director, said:"Every time a cracker is pulled, or a card is opened, plastics have been used... but just the once. "People can still enjoy the festive season without the glitter and pointless packaging that add to the waves of plastic pollution that pour into our environment every year and threaten our wildlife," said Friends of the Earth campaigner Tony Bosworth.

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