2/17/2009

A report from the Local Government Association said supermarkets are using excessive packaging, which undermines consumers' recycling efforts. The British Retail Consortium said the research did not acknowledge that packaging plays a key role in preserving food and thus reduces waste. "It's a nonsense to suggest that retailers swathe their goods in masses of unnecessary packaging. This would simply be a pointless cost," said Bob Gordon of the BRC.

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