Former CEO of major British supermarket Asda, Andy Clarke, has urged supermarkets to stop using plastic packaging.
Speaking to The Guardian, the former official said billions of pounds of investment in recycling the plastic packaging had “failed” to resolve the global plastic proliferation crisis.
According to Clarke, the only solution was to reject plastics entirely and opt for alternatives such as paper, glass and aluminium.
“Regardless of how much is invested in Britain's recycling infrastructure, virtually all plastic packaging will reach landfill or the bottom of the ocean sooner or later,” he toldThe Guardian.
He said it was “vital” for British packaging industry to “turn off the tap”.