British supermarket becomes one of world's first to have plastic-free zones
Thornton’s Budgens supermarket offers more than 1700 products such as bread, cheese and vegetables encased in plastic-free packaging
- November 16, 2018 17:30
- Olya Georgieva
A supermarket in north London has become one of the first in the world to introduce plastic-free zones following the good example of the world’s first plastic-free supermarket in Amsterdam. Thornton’s Budgens supermarket in northern London offers its customers more than 1700 products such as bread, cheese and vegetables encased in plastic-free packaging.
The organizers of the campaign hope that such a public experiment will inspire larger chains to follow suit and encourage their customers to lead more sustainable lives because this issue can no longer be ignored. Reducing plactis and raising awareness of plastic pollution is of great importance for the campaigners. The London store hopes to become “virtually plastic-free” within the next three years.