Blog: It ain’t easy being green

Catherine Sleep | 15 November 2006

UK environment minister Ben Bradshaw has urged shoppers to teach supermarkets a lesson by unwrapping excess packaging and leaving it at the till. Apart from slowing down the shopping process and holding up other shoppers, are there any other pitfalls in this kind of direct action?

The Guardian sent out three of its journalists to conduct an experiment in the nation’s favourite supermarkets. Much scratching of heads ensued, with a mixed response seen from checkout personnel and store managers.

Meanwhile I just couldn’t deprive you of this photo of Mr Bradshaw with Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) CEO Jenni Price and, well, a lot of heavily packaged foods arranged haphazardly around their bonces. Enjoy!


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