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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tara cumming
tara cumming

I’m going to try to be plastic free!!!!

Il y a 24 minutes
Bailey Hellmuth
Bailey Hellmuth

The Queensland government in Australia recently banned all single use shopping bags. They also banned single use biodegradable bags as well, because even though it is biodegradable animals can still get tangled in it, mistake it for food. Even though it looks like plastic, feels like plastic but isn't plastic doesn't mean that it is completely fine for the environment because it will break down.

Il y a 54 minutes
Ildie
Ildie

When somebody put the watermelon into plastic bag and recognize the melon is heavy, so just lets put it into one more bag. grrrrrrr

Il y a 2 heures
Melissa Menchaca
Melissa Menchaca

I used to try so hard to stay away from plastic. I’ve gotten so lazy. Thank you for the reminder.

Il y a 3 heures
Sultana Al Sheikh
Sultana Al Sheikh

Living zero waste is great for your own self worth but it doesnt make a difference. We need universal laws for these multi million companies most of the packaged food in the world is owned by handfull elite supliers. And local laws where composting is forced, plastic waste is fined and every city has an x amount of local farmers governements need international pacts against poluting other cuuntries. We aren't going to achieve anything without strict rules and laws. I dont understand why the governements dont do this? Its so easy for them to controle and reinforce and fining could even earn national funds. We cant keep going like this for very long.

Il y a 3 heures
Neri Matrixx
Neri Matrixx

Jamaica just put a brand on "SINGLE-USE" (grocery) plastic bag, but does nothing about the plastic packaging. The the government has no clue what they are doing. In regarding to the open-air policy for bakery stuff... that would not go down well with Jamaicans. What about the germs in the air, other shoppers touching your food.

Il y a 3 heures
Citygirl Lbrand
Citygirl Lbrand

I am on a budget but I looked at my fridge to see where I could cut back on plastic. I buy club soda in plastic of course but next shop I will buy mineral water which comes in glass bottles. So if you think you can't cut back take a look maybe you can. Every little bit helps. Each time I go to the market I will see where I can make a little change while still staying in budget

Il y a 4 heures
T
T

LOL let talk about money. It has a lot to do with how much you want to spend or not spend. Its the same reason why the narrative states "Land fills dont recycle your plastic because their is no money in it." LOL Even if you are responsible the company might still just throw it into a landfill. Money, money, money.

Il y a 4 heures
Steve Williams
Steve Williams

THe worst thing is there is an easy solution to plastics , but the oil companies won’t let you know about it because it would cost them way to much. The answer: Corn syrup . It can be used for everything throw away plastics like straw, grocery and garbage bags, also many other used and it is 100% biodegradable in time . Plastic lasts forever and doesn’t break up in water like Ron Syrup would. #WeAreTheChange

Il y a 4 heures
ziuzz
ziuzz

19:20 prototype german incomming

Il y a 5 heures
Emily Ramsay
Emily Ramsay

On a personal level: Reduce, reuse, recycle. Recycling should be the last option. First, reduce your waste, reuse it including composting to donating, then recycle it if you can. But on a corporate level: demand that the companies you purchase from have policies in place to make a difference, or go somewhere else. Hit them where it hurts the most, the pocketbook. People think "I'm only one person, what does buying less at Loblaws mean if it's just me". If everyone thinks about reducing their waste, they will see a difference and make changes.

Il y a 5 heures
ziuzz
ziuzz

lol in germany in the 80 s there was no plastic but then the 90s and the capitalism came and swoooooooooooop

Il y a 6 heures
ziuzz
ziuzz

wtf who uses plastic wraping for flour maybe im just some german prick but i never saw flour wraped in plastik

Il y a 6 heures
ZombieMommy
ZombieMommy

Lack of packaging for certain products have got to be less expensive for the supplier. I wouldn't care if the price is the same (as some items might need reusable packaging on the truck to get to the store safely).

Il y a 6 heures
ExoPanda
ExoPanda

Here in the Netherlands we don't use plastic and if you do you have to pay a lot more money ☺️ wish more countries took the world serious

Il y a 6 heures
Cristina Medina
Cristina Medina

Burn all the plastic so easy..

Il y a 7 heures
nemesis1112
nemesis1112

So these are the reasons why Canada dumped their garbage in our country the Philippines. Trudeau did nothing to recover these hazardous waste and punished the culprits! The leader loves to criticize our leader on drug problem eradication methods but he never do anything about these garbage for almost 5 years already dumped by his constituents. Hypocrisy at the highest level! https://youtu.be/r7hw5hs8JsM

Il y a 7 heures
TheSaskatoonBerry
TheSaskatoonBerry

Ive looked everywhere in Superstore (Loblaws), Walmart, Shoppers, etc. to purchase cloth bags for produce... they do not sell this. I would have to purchase it online for like $30 plus shipping for around 3-5 bags, I would like to be able to purchase these in store. I want more bulk options, I want plastic free packaging (especially redundancies), and I want counters to be fully trained on how to handle re-usable packaging with their scales.

Il y a 8 heures
AlphineWolf
AlphineWolf

Superstore does have these for sale. They are near the refrigerated section at the produce section. Located where the refrigerated dressing and the boathouse farm juice are located. However they are too made of plastic. I've been thinking of getting sheer cotton or linen and making my own produce bags.

Il y a 5 heures
Marcella Erving
Marcella Erving

There should be a way that people can bring their own containers to get the products from the supermarkets. Like if you want milk or almond milk there should be a dispenser that can put the amount of milk you want in your own personal milk bottle. Maybe there will be more eco-friendly ways to collect goods from the market.

Il y a 8 heures
Christian Guzman
Christian Guzman

8:30 the baby is adorable

Il y a 8 heures
Dabarawah Jacob
Dabarawah Jacob

We have not inherited the earth.....we have borrowed if from the generations to follow. It's time for everyone to really start not only thinking like that but living like that.. myself included.

Il y a 11 heures
Eva J.
Eva J.

Are you serious !? You showing UK as an example? How long it took you to find one shop in entire UK? I live in UK and I can tell you that the amounts of plastic here are enormous!!! All supermarkets are full of it! We have no choice as to buy it like that or simply repackage while in supermarket and leave them all excessive packaging. About 10 years ago you could bring all the plastics and glass and paper to supermarkets for recycling now they don't hold that anymore.

Il y a 11 heures
Anthony Bondoc
Anthony Bondoc

there is an incinerator that produce energy they have filtration system that filter toxic gas

Il y a 11 heures
CanadianErin
CanadianErin

THANK YOU, CBC Marketplace, for this! I've been pretty much mortified when shopping these days -- ever since my local waste collection & recycling program had to stop accepting almost all plastic. I used to carefully wash & recycle EVERYTHING I had. My blue bags were chock full, and my "actual garbage" bin only went out to the curb once a month or so, and even then, only half full. NOW, I'm having to put it out every second week, and my blue bag is half-full, because nothing else is recyclable. I'm desperately trying to stop buying anything in clamshells, but that means I don't get to buy berries at all, no spring mix salads, among other things. Almost all specialty bakery goods are in clamshells, and even if I buy in the box-board paper, it's not recyclable because you can't get all the food off, and my municipality won't accept it in the paper recycling, nor will they accept it in the green organics (compostables) bin because it's laminated paper. It's FRUSTRATING. From the store's standpoint, I think that they think that consumers don't want stuff that other people have touched, but that's what washing stuff is for (and wrapping coconut is just ridiculous!). I HATE that mushrooms come in those plastic things because water condenses in them which rots the mushrooms much more quickly than in a paper bag. I wish that the UK store could come here for me to buy from them (I bet the downtown lady in your story would have loved that, too! I LOVE that they have made their supplier use cellulose "plastic"! It's bloody brilliant, IMHO! I have posted this video on Sobey's facebook page, asking them to try to reduce the crazy amounts of plastic they're wrapping stuff in. Personally, I'd be happy going back to the days where the meat department wrapped their stuff in paper (but NOT laminated with plastic -- lined with veggie-based cellulose!). That said, I am guilty of using a FoodSaver for freezing meat, but I'm having to take it out of the store's plastic & styro packaging in order to vacuum-seal it. If it was in cellulose-lined butcher paper, I could put that into my organics bin. Thanks again, CBC for an awesome episode!!

Il y a 11 heures
Kyle Warburton
Kyle Warburton

I have stopped using plastic bags all together

Il y a 13 heures
David Tito
David Tito

we bring our own bags which we reuse and they're not plastic

Il y a 15 heures
Alex Chhay
Alex Chhay

With just the title I was trying to figure out what pesticides or preservatives use plastic. This makes more sense.

Il y a 17 heures
Tô Diệp Khanh
Tô Diệp Khanh

I've tried to go plastic free for 2 years, and it irks me when I go shopping with plastic.

Il y a 17 heures
Lena Liu
Lena Liu

Thought it was mainly US with the plastic excess use problem, but Canada, basically most all of north america has the issue, in Oakland, CA 2013 was the drastic reduction of plastic bags being given willy nilly

Il y a 17 heures
Lovevideos Collection
Lovevideos Collection

Im pretty sure they dont apply these changes because they dont want to spend money on "unnecessary changes". Theyd rather spend theit money on their salarys and corporate expansions.

Il y a 19 heures
yahwehsonren
yahwehsonren

Hemp plastic is solution

Il y a 19 heures
Peshotes!
Peshotes!

1:10 the bananas are bad already :(

Il y a 20 heures
SuperPlayz Gaming - Roblox & More
SuperPlayz Gaming - Roblox & More

I got an ad for Ziplock bags.

Il y a 21 heure
B L
B L

Amazing video. Please let's raise awareness. Doesn't matter where you stand politically, culturally, economically, we can all agree we want clean air, water, food, and shelter and we won't have any if we keep trashing it.

Il y a 21 heure
Annie Fung
Annie Fung

3:09 Tries to avoid single use plastics, then takes bagels from a plastic lined basket.

Il y a 22 heures
Savannah Neary
Savannah Neary

Love the store that totally cut out plastic! Would love to have more stores do this here in America. I’m in California (that says they love recycle and not use plastic) but it’s close to impossible for me to go to any stores near me that DONT use plastic! We are ruining the planet for our kids.

Il y a 22 heures
ciselycormier
ciselycormier

Claims to live almost no waste....using paper plates for dinner on camera 🤦🏻‍♀️

Il y a 23 heures
Inna Yedzinovich
Inna Yedzinovich

The US and Canada definitely need less plastic wrapping.

Il y a jour
drgnarm
drgnarm

I'm surprised they're allowed to bring their own containers. One of our local stores sells honey and peanut butter in their bulk section and they won't let you bring your own container due to contamination.

Il y a jour
Fawzi Breidi
Fawzi Breidi

plastic is just too convenient.

Il y a jour
D Vá
D Vá

Of course it’s the white ppl that don’t use plastic making the minority’s look bad...but reality is most “vegan”, “local shops are expensive so minority’s can’t afford it nor are there a lot of stores like that available in low economic areas

Il y a jour
Martin Růžička
Martin Růžička

We already burn coal to make electricity. Why not just burn our plastic waste instead of burning coal?

Il y a jour
Shelby R
Shelby R

There are more and more stores in which you can bring your own jars. Also, bring re-usable bags... There's just no good excuse to be so wasteful

Il y a jour
kiran bachhar
kiran bachhar

Buy fruits and vegetables from the local farmer markets. Its cheaper and not packaged.

Il y a jour
Krysta
Krysta

We should start a campaign where customers save every bit of plasticthey get from a store, and simply return it to the front steps of that store. If every customer did that, the message would get through much faster than a kindly worded letter.

Il y a jour
Sydney Tonkin
Sydney Tonkin

Omg Canadians DO bag their milk! I thought it was a myth lol

Il y a jour
Shantanu Paul
Shantanu Paul

The Indian states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Sikkim have completely banned all plastic packaging including single use food containers at fast food restaurants. In Maharashtra, the fine keeps increasing for repeat offenders. Hope to see the pan-India ban enforced in 2022, as promised. This plastic menace has become ridiculous.

Il y a jour
n. ch.
n. ch.

Here in Greece flour and sugar are put in paper packaging and bulk fruit and vegetables are put in paper bags instead of plastic

Il y a jour
Nala 305
Nala 305

the plastic-using family needs to stop whining about food being more expensive when not in packaging, I'm a student on a very strict budget and I still manage to keep my plastic use low

Il y a jour
Simon K.
Simon K.

Rofl anyone who cares about the environment anymore has no clue that it's already too late so save 95% of the planet. There is no hope, there is no saving the planet. The planet is doomed and we did it to ourselves. Nothing left to save guys waste, drive and pollute all you want now.

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