September 22, 2021
The proportion of plastic-packed fruit and vegetables in supermarkets and discounters is still high. The companies had promised an improvement, but little has changed. This is reported by the Austrian Association for Consumer Information (VKI).
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Fruits and vegetables packed in plastic make many consumers angry. In 2019, we began to collect data on the proportion of packaged apples, cucumbers, carrots, peppers and tomatoes sold in supermarkets and at discounters.
Companies vowed recovery
On average, it was found that plastic waste is generated in more than 60 percent of the goods. The situation was particularly bad at the big discounters and supermarket operators. With this successful, all providers vowed improvement or reference to the new program to reduce the plastic flood (read on konsument.at: Suppliers explain plastic flood in the supermarket 9/2019). Unfortunately, little has changed. The plastic quota is still 57 percent.
Source: Association for Consumer Information (VKI)
Release date: 09/22/2021