Why buying plastic-free groceries is so hard (Marketplace)

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    Is plastic packaging out of control at your supermarket? We challenge two families to help us uncover why supermarkets aren't doing more to reduce plastic waste.
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ijustpostcomments
ijustpostcomments

there should be criminal charges if their packaging is found at an illegal dump site. 🤷‍♂️

Il y a 2 heures
ecbenny J
ecbenny J

I try to live #zerowaste but it’s hard. For an example, I used to buy grinded coffee from Walmart but now I buy loose coffee beans at Sprouts with my mesh bags and just grind it at home. There are a bunch of other things I do to reduce use of plastic but it’s still hard as hell

Il y a 4 heures
Chi Chu
Chi Chu

The human species uses the oceans and lakes around the world as in garbages,toilets and toxins dumping for centuries.

Il y a 5 heures
Mystery Buyer
Mystery Buyer

Use more plastic! I bet all their clothes are made of polyester. They drove there is a half plastic car, their homes probably have plastic everywhere. No one is better than anyone else.

Il y a 10 heures
Mystery Buyer
Mystery Buyer

I hate it when people try to do the zero waste thing. It sounds like an ego thing. Also it seems like a lot of hassle for no reason to be zero waste. The waste is only going to grow no matter if a few people think they are going to be the solution. I guess they can try if thats what they really want to do.

Il y a 10 heures
Cora H.
Cora H.

I live in Wisconsin in the US and here I can buy milk in glass containers that I can take back to the store to be washed/ reused.

Il y a jour
David A Aubuchon
David A Aubuchon

This is why you shop at a farmers market

Il y a 2 jours
TaylorAmelia
TaylorAmelia

Downtown families are so earth conscious and so healthy. That's why they're also fit. They're clearly smarter people. Which is why the other mother from the wasteful family is overweight and her child is consuming milk from another species. Clearly people who don't read or do any research. I hate people like that.

Il y a 3 jours
Johnson Z.
Johnson Z.

Host: "She doesn't hold back" 15:37 Me: It can't be that bad... Grocery Store Owner: Cucumbers, ridiculous. Potatoes, ridiculous. Grapes, ridiculous. Herbs, even more ridiculous. A coconut, they should be ashamed of themselves. Mushrooms, again those nasty black plastic trays. Eggs, disgraceful. I'm shocked, really.

Il y a 3 jours
Jenny Mosley-Wu
Jenny Mosley-Wu

Here in San Francisco CA. We just banned plastic straws in restaurants, plastic bottled water at the San Francisco airport. If you want to get a bag for groceries, you'll have to pay .15 cents each.

Il y a 3 jours
Alyssa Dyer
Alyssa Dyer

So what I'm seeing is, people who are financially able to should have no issue living green. But it's not realistic for all incomes.

Il y a 3 jours
HellScythe Necromance
HellScythe Necromance

Problem is Candian government doesn't care. One best way is to force business and grocery to pay taxes for every plastic use. That will threaten business to find some other alternative to be used instead of plastic. Like forking over 5 cents for every plastic which can rack up in millions of dollar.

Il y a 3 jours
nikkita marriott
nikkita marriott

I'm in the uk i am lower class and disabled but i can manage to get alot from a farm store that is next door to asda which i think is wallmart in America. I think we can all try a little. And how amazing plant based packaging i didn't even know about that, thats awesome! I agree somethings are impossible to find without plastic but i think we need a long hard talk to the companies! I just watched another video which stated "in 25 years there will be more plastic in the sea than fish" 😧 thats crazy. And how about growing your own? I grow alot and the weather here is 80 terrible lol but i manage to grow quite alot for me and my family.

Il y a 3 jours
DickTraceyMac
DickTraceyMac

That cellulose isn't that great....."The basic structural component of plant cell walls, cellulose comprises about 33 percent of all vegetable matter and is the most abundant of all naturally occurring compounds"...so how much vegetable matter does it take just to wrap a simple loaf of bread? And how much or how many resources are used to produce it? So now what's it going to cost us to buy the products???

Il y a 4 jours
Olga Sokolova
Olga Sokolova

The guy who doesn’t appreciate plastic drinking coffee from a cup coated in plastic...

Il y a 4 jours
【Savannah Unknown】
【Savannah Unknown】

There's this vending machine at my work, and inside theirs a peeled Orange in a plastic container. -_-

Il y a 6 jours
John Wills
John Wills

And it's sad that it's hard to accomplish! Come on! Here in Sweden we prove you can even have milk in cartons. But the rest of the stuff here haw alot of plastic... people say stop buying plastic instead of recycling but I say both. In todays world you're going to starve if you're going to buy food without plastic. Hey atleast try to cut down on the plastic and use the same bags all the time 👍 I am still furious with all the plastic wrapping! COME ON COMPANIES is representing your logo on a plastic skin on a vegetable that already has its own strong steady skin more important than saving this world from drenching it in trash plastic waste?!

Il y a 8 jours
RokSimmer (gal4God)
RokSimmer (gal4God)

Eggs in the uk are sold in cardboard boxes

Il y a 10 jours
Stephanie Casper
Stephanie Casper

I think the swap would be more interesting and informative if they had to switch locations as well, so that they could see how easy/hard it is for other people to find plastic-free things there.

Il y a 11 jours
Idk
Idk

I never got that cucumber thing. I mean it's a cucumber why do you have to put it in plastic.

Il y a 13 jours
huitac
huitac

You can’t make tortillas with PAM!!!!!

Il y a 13 jours
Danae Lum
Danae Lum

Working in a grocery store I see customers say paper bags (save the world) but what they buy is wrapped in plastic. So I just hear hypocrisy a lot. A few amount of people bring their own produce bags. It makes me proud when people bring their bags.

Il y a 14 jours
infinitecanadian
infinitecanadian

In British Columbia, the recycling programme is comprehensive and makes sure that plastic is recycled properly.

Il y a 15 jours
robert geiser
robert geiser

No body cares

Il y a 15 jours
Social Apple
Social Apple

You can make tacos without dead corpses in the inside, be more compassionate with those billions of tortured sentient beings and drop the waste of your 300 extra hundred pounds of unhealthful life on the way

Il y a 15 jours
Social Apple
Social Apple

Poor animals in Malaysia living roaming the plastic dumpster, horrible.

Il y a 15 jours
Social Apple
Social Apple

The places to buy on bulk around are way to expensive and they spend less on their business than a regular store, also they usually local small owners and wont take low income ppl benefits so there have to be more cooperation

Il y a 15 jours
F you if ur readin this
F you if ur readin this

People today are so spoiled they think its hard to live without plastic

Il y a 15 jours
buck choi
buck choi

this is why im refusing to have children. garbage human in garbage human out

Il y a 16 jours
Arianni For ever
Arianni For ever

Plastic everything packed in plastic that's why our air is so polluted :(

Il y a 16 jours
Jules J
Jules J

..aye plastic is recyclable

Il y a 16 jours
LilyWaters
LilyWaters

12:14 Excuse me sir, have you heard of a crosswalk/zebra ?

Il y a 16 jours
DIY
DIY

Wow.....let me repeat this. Buy canned milk instead of milk from plastic jugs. Its cheaper and plastic-free.........

Il y a 17 jours
DIY
DIY

Buy canned milk, like evaporated milk. NO plastic and its cheaper.

Il y a 17 jours
Bonnie Cull
Bonnie Cull

COMPANIES NEED TO STOP USING SO MUCH PLASTIC PACKAGING ITS A BIGGER ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER THAN STRAWS AND SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS COMBINED.

Il y a 17 jours
Zubair 93
Zubair 93

Build more community farms and reduce the waste.

Il y a 20 jours
Tamera Miller
Tamera Miller

Disney's WALL.E is a warning. We are trashing our planet due being lazy. We don't want to go to take the time to go store with our reuseables. Or take the time to make them.

Il y a 20 jours
Vera Obradovic
Vera Obradovic

Don't use straws, buy a reusable water bottle or wash and reuse the plastic one, buy as little as possible processed food in plastic packaging (it's good for your health as well), walk and use public transportation, try to sit and eat/drink in restaurants - you'll get ceramic plates and cups and metal utensils which will just be washed after, get reusable make up removing cloths and diva cups/reusable pads, get a stainless steel razor, buy second hand and donate/pass to family or friends your old clothes etc. These little things may seem insignificant but they help in the long run!

Il y a 20 jours
GamePar
GamePar

Perhaps unpacking everything at the cash and leaving all the plastic waste behind for the store to deal with would make them think twice.

Il y a 22 jours
1 11
1 11

Buy fresh fruit and vegetables from organic outdoor markets. We have plenty of them here in Switzerland, even in a cold snowy winter. Buy fresh, unpackaged and any wrapped food. If you eat meat then buy from a butcher. Or eat no meat or reduce your meat intake.

Il y a 23 jours
Judi Grace
Judi Grace

Return all plastic to the super market dumpster.

Il y a 24 jours
Super Chis
Super Chis

i wish that plastic free foods were more cheaply available. i find when i go to all the stores its more expensive not to get plastic and when you are on such a limited income like me for example of disability welfare (trying to get on aish) you have to get the cheapest options

Il y a 25 jours
Lady Lecter
Lady Lecter

& Cloth diapers people, enough with the mountains and mountains and more mountains of chemicals and gels wrapped around human waste, disgusting. Would you keep a weeks worth of toilet trips in your garbage piles?? Ugh! cloth diapers are so cute and easy to clean now, look into them! I did in 2010 and was shocked at the choices, swore I never would do cloth, never looked back Careful though, they become addictive like cute clothes, be practical lol

Il y a 25 jours
Redstone Ninja
Redstone Ninja

Why would they just decide to start using plastic after all that effort? It seems like a waste to force them to live wastefully.

Il y a 26 jours
Chris Richardson
Chris Richardson

Brilliant vid! Name and shame these suppliers. Governments to blame also for their inaction on plastic.

Il y a 26 jours
Trevor Smith
Trevor Smith

who cares. not my worry in the end. i don't even recycle. i chuck it in the garbage. let the third world shithole countries deal with my garbage lol

Il y a 27 jours
arihoma
arihoma

It is just as bad in the UK

Il y a 27 jours
tYpIcAl cAtHeRinE
tYpIcAl cAtHeRinE

Tbh, i wish there was a law that said " NO PLASTIC IN STORES" or somethin like that. it would be amazing

Il y a 28 jours
Vanessa Padilla
Vanessa Padilla

Hey they should ban plastic from the world like us mexico England china Australia .... Etc but we dont we listen people excuses to do nothing

Il y a 28 jours
Roland Tuason
Roland Tuason

Just use environmentally friendly biodegradable soluble plastic or packaging that isn't harmful to the environment and humans. Much better.

Il y a 28 jours
Tamara Jasinski
Tamara Jasinski

Here in Germany at the fruit section of many stores they are selling 5 reusable produce bags, so if I don´t want to use the one way plastic ones I have this alternative. That´s a first step.

Il y a 29 jours
Angela Carilo
Angela Carilo

our earth 💔

Il y a mois
Bean
Bean

How about one-use drinking cups? Guy at 19:20 :/

Il y a mois
Xrry
Xrry

Wrapped potatoes?

Il y a mois
BiT
BiT

The no plastic is a great idea, but the shops where you can buy food in bulk are very expensive when you comprace them to the supermarket prices.

Il y a mois
Heba Gadallah
Heba Gadallah

We need a global effort towards this. In egypt back in 80s & 90s less than 10% of our packging was plastic. The rest was biodegradable materials. Biodegradable and reusable packaging need to be a global concern.

Il y a mois
candy Lorend
candy Lorend

My god, for real... They dump illegal garbage in my country 😧😧😧😧😧😧😧

Il y a mois
Dragon city Player
Dragon city Player

Everyone except babies understand

Il y a mois
Valkylva
Valkylva

FRESH PRAW JOOSE 12:53 12:53 12:53 12:53

Il y a mois
Naomi May - Sustainable Prepper
Naomi May - Sustainable Prepper

I have a ton of reusable shopping bags. Recently I bought some mesh produce bags so I don’t have to put my produce in the thin paper bags. I am seriously loving my reusable produce bags!!! I have slowly been reducing my plastics over the last 7 years. I stopped buying commercial cleaning products 7 years ago, and that was my start. It has been a long journey, but my waste has greatly reduced over the years.

Il y a mois
Miss Arie And Me
Miss Arie And Me

Veg and fruit don’t need to be in a plastic bag. Corporations are the biggest users and waste producers. The amount of food thrown in the garbage wow

Il y a mois
SAITAMA
SAITAMA

the way he say loblaws is interesting.

Il y a mois
anusha Malladi
anusha Malladi

Why in world is someone selling avocado halves ??????

Il y a mois
Fran Looving
Fran Looving

12:36 I have followed them on twitter about plastic free aisles... All my twitter stuff is in the UK because they are so far advanced from the US when it comes to less plastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In my town it is a joke. I try and try to use my own bread bag, but even the Whole Foods doesn't have bread without plastic anymore. I shop in a few stores to try and get items without plastic, but it's still about 60/40. It does make you want to throw up your hands, but I am also so upset about it all!!! I want more plastic free choices. I was tweeting about rare items that were made in glass and emailing companies to thank them for offering glass, but it does feel that NO ONE in my town is listening! When I was young, everything was in glass or paper that we bought at the store. Sooo many items were just that way then. I am very sensitive to the taste of plastic when I drink out of it and I find it disgusting plus the BPA in plastic and laser paper receipts aggravates my thyroid issues! So horrible!!! Thank you for this show and upload!

Il y a mois
C L
C L

Purchasing animal products is worse for the environment than the plastic. Go plant-based, THEN tackle plastic second

Il y a mois
Naomi May - Sustainable Prepper
Naomi May - Sustainable Prepper

C L Earthlings is so awful!!! I cried through the whole dang thing! I have Forks Over Knives and Food, Inc. My husband and kids have watched Food, Inc. They have not watched Forks Over Knives yet.

Il y a mois
C L
C L

Naomi May - Sustainable Prepper that’s awesome!! Maybe learning about the health risks of consuming meat would help convince them to give it up completely (‘What the Health’ and ‘Forks Over Knives’ are great documentaries). Or the ethical side of learning what reason happens to the animals (‘Earthlings’ and ‘Dominion’ are really eye-opening). Either way, I commend your efforts in helping the planet. Keep it up!! ❤️🌍

Il y a mois
Naomi May - Sustainable Prepper
Naomi May - Sustainable Prepper

C L I have been working on both at the same time! My family eats almost entirely plant-based. My husband and kids still bring home meat on occasion because they don’t want to eliminate meat. They mostly eat what I cook though, and I cook vegan meals.

Il y a mois
Peacespirit
Peacespirit

Go to the farmers market duhhh

Il y a mois
yourdaily human
yourdaily human

Lol they arent (*´∀`*)

Il y a mois
Freddirick Ana
Freddirick Ana

In my town at the supermarket they use brown paper bag and we bring our own shopping bags. We’re trying to reduce the plastic but Canada send tons of trash in my country. What a SHAME!

Il y a mois
Aastha H
Aastha H

Every contribution counts!

Il y a mois
Stephen Lewis
Stephen Lewis

If everyone did the same as me things could change! When shopping in a supermarket unpack all fruit and veg keeping the bar code. Present all your shopping at checkout, leaving unpacked items last. If they refuse it just say OK and leave. They not only loose a sale but all of your shopping will need putting back !! PS it works in the UK.

Il y a mois
Sean norman
Sean norman

It's all about the dollar and work security...

Il y a mois
Idk Wtvr
Idk Wtvr

Personally I think the worst one is the avocado halves near the end... if you don’t cut the avocado then you can save so much packaging

Il y a mois
Last name first, First name last
Last name first, First name last

There should be a usuable bag bank box in all the stores so in case you forget yours you can grab a couple that were donated before you shop. I always forget mine despite owning several!

Il y a mois
Rainbowsparkle27
Rainbowsparkle27

Go on England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Il y a mois
Abigail Lytan
Abigail Lytan

You guys should watch Lauren Singer living a zero waste lifestyle

Il y a mois
musicsoundsification
musicsoundsification

what would happen if you throw the plastic in hydrochloric acid

Il y a mois
Houna Mao
Houna Mao

22:00 avocado halves are you fcking kidding me ????

Il y a mois
the village idiot
the village idiot

Corporations should take responsibility!! We’re just the sheep that buys it !

Il y a mois
Kate
Kate

Why are companies allowed to make a product no one knows how to deal with later?

Il y a mois
C L
C L

Kate because our government cares about money, not us and definitely not the planet we live on

Il y a mois
Hope Boatright
Hope Boatright

Iv turned vegitarin but I cant seem to cut the plastic nearly enough. America also seems to feel the need to have verything wrapped in plastic. Unless you want to pay more then double the price, if you can ecen find a better option. We could start with walmart changing their ways

Il y a mois

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