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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Pâmela Fernandes
Pâmela Fernandes

Well .. the plastic stuff like the coconut.. from a Brazilian perspective, we like everything wrapped because it seems more clean/sterilized. Even toothpicks come wrapped in plastic 😂 (some come wrapped in paper nowadays)

Il y a 56 minutes
Pâmela Fernandes
Pâmela Fernandes

This mentality is changing, but the package gives the impression of clean

Il y a 55 minutes
ronnie. og
ronnie. og

damn, my brand of tortillas comes in paper, and the ones in paper are cheaper than the ones in plastic

Il y a 12 heures
Karolina’s Beauty Vlogs
Karolina’s Beauty Vlogs

Wow amazing effort

Il y a 20 heures
Sarah Bunny
Sarah Bunny

A better video would have been to have the zero waste family coach and teach the other on how to not buy items in plastic and then maybe see how they do on their own, instead of having them create waste that they are trying not to :P still a good topic to be discussing, though

Il y a 23 heures
IceManLikeGervin
IceManLikeGervin

Many stores won't sell-provide customers plastic bags for foods wrapped in plastics...

Il y a jour
III1 III1
III1 III1

I stopped using plastic bags as trash bags but my trash can smells awful but hey I use em and don't buy new ones and aren't wasting Plastic bags like that

Il y a jour
DorianMindru
DorianMindru

Reusable bags all the way... and putting produce in my reusable bags instead of plastic bags. Definitely going to do my best to reduce how much plastic I use after seeing the state of Malaysia and the oceans. It's pretty messed up how these grocery giants have the power to change for the better but neglect to do so. Shame on them.

Il y a jour
JustAnotherDreamer
JustAnotherDreamer

A few solar panels...a sunny day...some plastic...a compression boiler...a bio-degradable carbonized filter for off-gassing(cheap AF)...and after the 1st investment voila! I can now turn all my plastic waste back into re-usable oil,everyday,minimum pollution,even possibility of profit... Don't have recycling companies...just bring the recycling technology directly to the consumer.

Il y a jour
Cause Effect
Cause Effect

what about the cross contaminates that can happen when the food sits on the shelves. yes, less plastic ALSO safe storage of displayed food.

Il y a 2 jours
Cause Effect
Cause Effect

why are they allowed to charge me more for less. they are making items smaller, the count less and charging me the same or more. why are we expected to accept that!?!

Il y a 2 jours
AmyAnn Weterson
AmyAnn Weterson

So let not use plastic but let cut trees to make cellulose for another eco materials...great deal! No let make refinery who use burn plastic for making cheap energy and recycle the chemicals extraction for another type of industries. In Europe we have a few of them but they cost money so it more easy for "true democratic state" to send them to Malaysia and you people ask yourself why that humans being hate you.

Il y a 2 jours
Your Best Secretary
Your Best Secretary

I have been washing and recyling all my grocery's plastic packaging, not knowing that they will end up in the landfill anyway ☹️ Here in the USA, corns are most often not wrapped in plastic, I haven't bought any corn wrapped in plastic. I never understood why corns have to be plastic wrapped... The butcher department in the grocery stores that I visit all use paper to grab the meat and they wrap the meat in paper too. I think the American grocery stores are slightly better in terms of using less plastic.

Il y a 2 jours
David Massa
David Massa

Plastic has helped improve food safety around the globe. It has helped lower the cost of food, preserve the freshness of foods, and make foods more convenient and accessible. Plastic has helped reduce world hunger. All this being true, there is a lot of truth in this video. A lot of plastic packaging is arguably unnecessary and serves little to no purpose. There are definitely reasonable solutions to be found in this video and in this conversation on both sides.

Il y a 2 jours
Simply Family
Simply Family

This is my we need to bring back marijuana. Cannabis plastics are biodegradable. We can also cut down on the amounts of plastics we are using as well.

Il y a 3 jours
Dirk Diggler
Dirk Diggler

If canada quit producing oil, the price of oil would go up, thus the price of plastic would go up, thus less plastic. Don't be hypocritical Canada!

Il y a 4 jours
Roger H
Roger H

Here in Oregon, USA cities are banning the plastic shopping bags. It is a step in the right direction. We use reusable grocery bags and one chain we shop at 'WINCO' gives you 6 cents back for each reusable bag you bring in. Bulk sections of stores need some work as you cannot use your own containers.

Il y a 4 jours
WesleyTheG
WesleyTheG

2:30 hahaha I love how close environmentalism is to veganism

Il y a 5 jours
Priyanka Jain
Priyanka Jain

It so true.. if somebody has solution for it then say it here.. like may be returning empty boxes to store and they give loyalty points and those box go back to food company itself to reuse

Il y a 5 jours
Maria Tsipe
Maria Tsipe

How arrogant are the executives of the Loblaws and Sobeys that they would not even engage in this important conversation? And they have PR professionals at their disposal. Unbelievable

Il y a 5 jours
Chakat Nightsparkle
Chakat Nightsparkle

Would be Nice to like get something like a veggie type plastic thats Biodegradable. So instead of like say 100 or more years for it to become like nothing, Might be like 1 or 2 years Max and not harmful to plants or animals

Il y a 5 jours
Michelle3345
Michelle3345

TMI warning! there garbage was so little, so then what does she do during her period?, use a rag?, I mean I just had a baby in January, all the pads I’ve used since then have filled 3 trash bags because I’ve bled so much. And every period I’ve had have been about the same. Because they have always been heavy.

Il y a 6 jours
smhg80
smhg80

If China can recycle the plastic then why can’t Canada and the United States learn to recycle it and reuse it.

Il y a 6 jours
chris gast
chris gast

The key is using biodegradable wrapping and bags. That way, the food will not be negatively affected and it will disintegrate much better.

Il y a 6 jours
Saul Ibarra
Saul Ibarra

Let’s not ignore the fact that, that dude married the ugliest girl he could find.... you could of done better my man

Il y a 6 jours
Larissa Pritkovs
Larissa Pritkovs

Disgusting plastic! Good job for raising awareness. Motivating me to ditch plastic!

Il y a 6 jours
MWestover
MWestover

If we could make companies responsible for the waste they generate, they'd have to consider it, but since a lot of people are scrimping just to get food for the week, they do what's cheapest. Cheap = plastic. I hope that cellulose that you touted becomes a cheap alternative, so at least the packaging we do use can be compostable

Il y a 6 jours
Christian K
Christian K

The plastic indicates that the food has somehow been altered from its original form with additives like flavoring or preservatives. Foods without plastics are actual foods. Plastic wrapped goods are "food products".

Il y a 6 jours
John Cran
John Cran

This is so much like a series that was broadcast on Australia's ABC called "War on Waste". We have recently had our largest supermarket chain stop supplying single use plastic checkout bags (which is legislated in a number of states). It's a step .

Il y a 6 jours
Always tired
Always tired

Its because of plastic there is a "trash island" in the pacific. Be less wasteful people, i know i will.

Il y a 6 jours
Jill McVicar
Jill McVicar

I have asked when wanting to buy organic cucumber. I was told it was the farmer do to shipping damage?!?! Dutchies Kitchener Ontario. So I didn't buy it!!

Il y a 6 jours
Tim Zurowski
Tim Zurowski

It's odd that the when you shop for the less packed stuff you spend more money. One would think it would be less.....Going green or less cost more....shame really...

Il y a 7 jours
Lee Blaylock
Lee Blaylock

I wont be around in 100 years time anyhow. Who really gives a damn? You tree hugging freaks are ruining normal people's lives.

Il y a 7 jours
AlphineWolf
AlphineWolf

so there's the complaints about the mandarins not coming in paper boxes anymore but in plastic mesh bags. But have you actually staked out a store that had the paper boxes of mandarins? Or Oranges? People literally steal them. They take some out from another box and stuff it into another box and take the overstuffed box home, therefore stealing the mandarin oranges. Now I only see them in mesh bags, so thank your fellow customers for forcing the retailer to switch to mesh bags because some people can't be honest and try to steal. Cashiers are now counting every box to make sure people aren't stealing mangos. They'll be the next go go in a mesh bag. Thankfully they are easy to count at 9 per box.

Il y a 7 jours
Jordan Wise
Jordan Wise

Well in Australia the three main grocery stores (coles, Woolworths and Aldi) don’t sell plastic bags anymore

Il y a 7 jours
Justin
Justin

They sell them, they just don't give them away like they used to.

Il y a 6 jours
Cathe McC
Cathe McC

We used to bag our groceries in brown paper bags like sandwich bags.

Il y a 7 jours
mfzv87
mfzv87

We really try not to use plastic. we take our own bags and do our best but somehow we end up with some plastic anyways, as there are very little to no choice. Companies definitely need to take responsibility.

Il y a 7 jours
Scott Hansen
Scott Hansen

I have stopped using condoms, just doing my part for the environment 🐸

Il y a 7 jours
Mara Cordon
Mara Cordon

Can u do an update?

Il y a 8 jours
steve-o l
steve-o l

Recycling is a waste of time and effort. Only a small percentage actually makes it to an actual recycling sorter. From there, the majority of it is sent to China (who's currently changing its policy.) THIS is when poorly managed plastic goes into the oceans. Properly run landfills are often covered over with golf courses or neighborhoods. Finally, many small municipalities welcome landfills and job creators.

Il y a 8 jours
James Gowin
James Gowin

I have a question. Please anyone feel free to answer. I put my plastic, at least I did, in the garbage and then take it to the proper facilities. How does my plastic end up in the ocean?

Il y a 8 jours
DeluxGaming
DeluxGaming

Why would it be weird to ask for less waste? I feel like they feel ashamed for beeing eco friendly... It should be weird to waste plastic not not wasting it...

Il y a 9 jours
Richard Archer
Richard Archer

The clip at the end of the woman who had a coconut wrapped in EPS netting for a cushion, then wrapped in plastic was disgusting. What kind of distorted thinking is it that causes someone to say, "Yeah, this hard shelled coconut that can withstand hits by rocks and some hammers definitely needs a cushioning wrap and extra layers of plastic to protect it."? Adding the cost of the plastic and the labor to wrap it increases the cost of the product by more than the actual cost of the plastic material and labor because the store adds a markup to those costs. The margin % may be the same, but because it is applied to a higher cost, it produces a larger amount of profit. I guess that explains the real reason for the extra packaging - increasing profits. As long as a store can make more profit by using extra packaging, they will. It will continue until shoppers stop buying from the stores that do this.

Il y a 9 jours
AlphineWolf
AlphineWolf

I hate to say it but this video needs to be redone. Loblaws has paper carton eggs now. The NN ones were always paper until the manufacturer ran out.

Il y a 9 jours
scratch
scratch

go vegan

Il y a 9 jours
jachtan crozomer
jachtan crozomer

Plastic is in everything we use there's no way of avoiding it

Il y a 9 jours
jachtan crozomer
jachtan crozomer

Are recycling bins recyclable

Il y a 9 jours
Katarzyna Gnyp
Katarzyna Gnyp

I wish people could live zero waste. I took some steps and some easy swaps. But to be honest. I live in UK and this amazing shop is a small exception. Go Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose or any other store and you will see exactly the same plastic there. England, you can do much better. People, go to Eastern Europe and check that out. So much less plastic

Il y a 9 jours
Meagan Wallwork
Meagan Wallwork

But.. some people who are disabled need plastic. If they have limited dexterity and cant peel an orange or slice an apple so pre packaged snacks allow them to still enjoy those things. Plastic straws are necessary for some people. I know people are going to attack me for pointing this out. But it's important to remember that the majority of plastic waste is fishing nets. Puting the blame on small consumers when big corporations are more responsible is ridiculous.

Il y a 10 jours
Dan The Travel Man
Dan The Travel Man

Japan has more packaging but they make you recycle everything, nothing goes un sorted

Il y a 10 jours
yvette love
yvette love

We are paying for unwanted plastic.

Il y a 10 jours
mundo manual
mundo manual

Some people look at you wierd when you ask not to have plastic bag

Il y a 10 jours
Malacki 655
Malacki 655

Unless it’s reusable,recyclable or compostable don’t use it

Il y a 10 jours
jachtan crozomer
jachtan crozomer

That's easier said than done I'm sure the device you used to make your comment isn't any of those three after it stops working

Il y a 9 jours
Бина Мушт
Бина Мушт

After watching this video i wanna make my family and all people i know stop using plastic

Il y a 10 jours
Бина Мушт
Бина Мушт

U didnt see Russia.... espesially Moscow. Everything is with/from/wraped by plastic. But what I hate most of all, when people go to the shop, they always bye a new pocket because if u will bring an old one, people will think u are poor and you have no money to take a new one. Most of people in my country dont care about ecology, unfortunatelly

Il y a 10 jours
Patty Cake
Patty Cake

I know I just feel like even my house smells better with not much plastic in it. If I do forget to bring my own carry out bag and need a plastic bag; I know I'm going to re-use it, like for putting my shoes in it as to not get all my other stuff dirty, or I take them to the recycle box at Wall Mart.

Il y a 11 jours
Ching Wu
Ching Wu

Those market chains own power. Once they care about profits more than the earth, NOthing could change this situation. Not only Canada, but most of countries

Il y a 11 jours
Gamikom
Gamikom

I only eat at restaurants. Zero plastic 😉

Il y a 11 jours
Julia A.
Julia A.

Gamikom but the impact for the environment is even bigger.

Il y a 7 jours
AlphineWolf
AlphineWolf

China is only buying plastic pellets now. If they can't be turned into plastic pellets China won't take them.

Il y a 11 jours
Ha99yS0u1
Ha99yS0u1

why is the narrator using plastic bags every time he goes grocery shopping???... bruh bring ur own eco bag!!!

Il y a 11 jours
Writers notes1
Writers notes1

This is so amazing... and I absolutely love the woman from the food store.. she is so fierce!!

Il y a 11 jours
Vegan Food For Thought
Vegan Food For Thought

I hate to even point this out because they're doing so much good but everyone in this film was wearing plastic(polyester fabric). We have a long way to go but after watching this I want to start making more changes in my life and using less plastic.

Il y a 11 jours
yanni kaye
yanni kaye

Good China! China 's action would force the west to minimize their use of plastic.

Il y a 11 jours
jaimie deziel
jaimie deziel

what did we learn? we have to be rich to not use plastic

Il y a 13 jours
BlueBerry_Dino
BlueBerry_Dino

In the UK most major supermarkets (grocery stores) now charge you 5 or 10 pence to use a plastic carrier bag, I have defiantly noticed more and more people bringing their own bags to pack their shopping.

Il y a 13 jours
The Dead Gachatuber
The Dead Gachatuber

Just grow your own food My family don’t buy vegetables and fruits since we grow our own That’s how y family don’t use a lot of plastic

Il y a 13 jours
Shantinath Sarthinathan
Shantinath Sarthinathan

Two families is not going to solve anything.

Il y a 13 jours
Elaine Ferry
Elaine Ferry

Shop Farmers Markets and bring your own fabric bags!

Il y a 13 jours
Thamara Gerig
Thamara Gerig

Harina pan for the world bb

Il y a 13 jours
Evergreen Tree
Evergreen Tree

I still use a lot of plastic but I use my own bags (kind of a must in my country), I leave fruit and vegetables loose and I absolutely draw the line at plastic wrapped cucumbers!

Il y a 13 jours
K3ROKO
K3ROKO

Making the family buy plastic is not educational and not productive in anyway. I would love to think you had good intentions behind this but it just doesn't work. Better luck next time.

Il y a 14 jours
Denise Salmon
Denise Salmon

ending the plastic pollution problem is possible now..... www,funwritings.com

Il y a 14 jours
ssplintergirl
ssplintergirl

“Proper Education” -Grand Puba.

Il y a 14 jours
The Valerie Lorenzo
The Valerie Lorenzo

Yes we should have options that allow us to go plastic free

Il y a 14 jours
ana farhana
ana farhana

Wait what? Here Malaysia? Kl? Kbye

Il y a 14 jours
XxKittyrina xX
XxKittyrina xX

This is a ginormous pomblem in Hong Hong. Absolutely ridiculous how they can wrap one apple do many times

Il y a 14 jours
Jennifer Martin
Jennifer Martin

We need change

Il y a 14 jours
Jennifer Martin
Jennifer Martin

I am working on going zero waste. It is so hard. I am struggling and doing what i can.

Il y a 14 jours
Annemieke van Eijkeren
Annemieke van Eijkeren

If you want to see some solutions already in practice I suggest you expand your search to the Netherlands.

Il y a 15 jours
rosa jael
rosa jael

1:18 why are they showing bulk bins here ? 😂 makes no sense at all

Il y a 15 jours
Lumenous
Lumenous

I'm gonna buy a reusable cloth bag for vegetables and fruits now. Hopefully that can be a start. And bring my own utensils to take out restaurants.

Il y a 15 jours
Lumenous
Lumenous

Don't wrap vegetables in plastic. Simple. Cover them under glass covers to protect the products.

Il y a 15 jours
Dobē Aye
Dobē Aye

watching this rn and i found a small plastic in my coffee:(

Il y a 15 jours
abby weber
abby weber

God the plastic free family is the very definition of white privilage jfc. And telling the lower income family to pay more for grocery inorder to cut plastic???? Jeez

Il y a 15 jours
Night Slasher
Night Slasher

+Zonofv 1 Yeah, force people to not have a option because of the planet.

Il y a 15 jours
Zonofv 1
Zonofv 1

They spend less buying bulk without plastic. The only thing they lose is convince and pre-made products. Sure not everything lower income households could do, but it does matter

Il y a 15 jours
RC4386
RC4386

So sending a reporter and the film crew on a jet to Britain to report on one store for a few minutes of filming is not waste????? Typical CBC.

Il y a 15 jours
Zonofv 1
Zonofv 1

They probably traveled on a commercial jet with other people. Airplanes are actually a very carbon-efficient way to travel.

Il y a 15 jours
n
n

Great coverage - thank you!

Il y a 15 jours
coolbeanismy middlename
coolbeanismy middlename

"I don't appreciate all the plastic" he says, while holding his coffee cup with a plastic lid ...

Il y a 16 jours
Tina Huston
Tina Huston

Call the companies and tell them you will stop buying their product until they change their packaging. Use reusable bags for produce and groceries bag. You have to get used to bringing your bags with you to shop. Buy glass and cardboard packaged products.

Il y a 16 jours
Aron McInnes
Aron McInnes

This is great to raise awareness of. We can effect change. Supermarkets need to address the waste produced by their operations. Plastic and food waste are major issues. I would also like to see CBC use their power as an advertiser of products to only advertise products or companies that are proving they reduce waste

Il y a 16 jours
謝寛貴
謝寛貴

20:26 she’s cute

Il y a 16 jours
Micki Babe
Micki Babe

Make all grocery stores bulk and package free. And with stuff that has to be packaged, make the packaging compostable

Il y a 16 jours
MYB Misa
MYB Misa

Thats why farmers markets should be like old times people used to are their own bags ir containers

Il y a 16 jours
MYB Misa
MYB Misa

Yes and the government is behind it by saying we must package food for safety’s

Il y a 16 jours
Semi Colon
Semi Colon

What about paper egg cartons? I see them everywhere.

Il y a 17 jours
an rita
an rita

They don't have traditional market?....

Il y a 17 jours
Merlin Arthur
Merlin Arthur

*i recently just started bringing grocery bags made out of cloth whenever i go shopping & it feels good.*

Il y a 17 jours
Game Guy001
Game Guy001

I just discovered CBC marketplace and binged watched. I feel like I have been living in a cave. You have opened my mind. I also now purchase Items with little plastic or none. And am very mindful thank you. Keep spreading the good word and keep up your amazing work

Il y a 17 jours
BurntBraai
BurntBraai

9:36 your tupperware is made of plastic

Il y a 17 jours
Zonofv 1
Zonofv 1

That is plastic that's beimg re-used not thrown out. Do you think they had no plastic in their clothes?

Il y a 15 jours
Sharon Abreu
Sharon Abreu

One thing I've done working with an environmental education program is hold a "Plastic Turkey Contest". If you're going into a school (or even with a group of adults), you present the group with about six products and ask them to vote on which product has the most excessive plastic packaging. The product with the most excessive plastic packaging "wins" the contest. You take a photo of the product with the plastic turkey (which you can make from discarded plastic materials - an empty detergent bottle, etc.) and the students (or adults), and send the photo with letters from all who voted to the company that produces that product. We were doing this over 20 years ago, and it helped raise awareness about plastic packaging in a fun way.

Il y a 17 jours
Trinity Nickel
Trinity Nickel

is the healthy packaging edible? can I eat 'plastic'?

Il y a 17 jours
Trinity Nickel
Trinity Nickel

wouldn't it be cheaper for stores and companies to put less packaging on their products? It might not be much for one package but every cent ads up. So even the most greedy companies should be using less. Also as more and more people try to use less plastic it would be more profitable to them. I'm just trying to think from a greedy prospective because a lot of coma pies are like that.

Il y a 17 jours

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