Spend any amount of time in a grocery store and you’re bound to stumble onto products wrapped in plastic that nature already provided a perfectly natural wrapping for.
Plastic is one of the most significant man-made pollutants on the earth. Check out some of these entirely needless uses of plastic.
1. Oranges in Plastic Wrap
Twitter pls #eli5 why does an orange need a plastic wrap? It’s wrapped in a rind with pith thats essentially two natural wrappers why do we need to waste plastic wrap on fruit with rind??? pic.twitter.com/okedJJ9FhK
— chelswa @ Blizzcon (@KeikoPinCosplay) September 7, 2018
2. Apples in Plastic Wrap
If only apples came with a protective coating on it so we wouldn’t have to use plastic wrap pic.twitter.com/4uBf45JvrH
— MildlyInfuriating (@ImPissedDawg)
3. Swede in Plastic Wrap
We need to get real about plastic waste. We just took this photo in @sainsburys – perhaps they can explain why a swede needs to be sold in plastic wrap? Swedes which store for months out of plastic… #slowfood pic.twitter.com/JmFc8NkHqq
— Slow Food in the UK (@slowfooduk) April 19, 2018
4. Lemons & Limes in Plastic Trays in Plastic Wrap
Free the citrus two. Oh @waitrose this #pointlessplastic packaging is really shocking to see in today’s high street. Who signs this stuff off? Even comes with a plastic tray inside the plastic wrap. 😳 Poor little 🍋 and limes. And poor planet 🌍 . @SustainBrands pic.twitter.com/qFGOkB6JRA
— Myles McCarthy (@McCarthyMyles) March 20, 2018
5. Zucchini in Plastic Wrap
— Plastic Pollutes (@PlasticPollutes) August 17, 2015
6. Bananas in Plastic Wrap & Styrofoam Trays
— Greenpeace Aus Pac (@GreenpeaceAP) October 6, 2012
7. The Horror!
Just arrived in Bangkok. The amount of single use plastic. Plastic bottles in plastic bags with plastic straws. Even bananas are individually wrapped in – plastic! The other fruit was actually from @emirates pic.twitter.com/CyknbiNt4N
— Patrick Mooney (@PatrickMooney) September 13, 2018
8. And More Horror!
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— HuffPost (@HuffPost) September 11, 2018
— Shannin Zevian (@SZevian) September 7, 2018
10. Sheer Anger
— Sam Burns (@sgburnsmusic) September 8, 2018
Come on earthlings, we can do better than this. Not everything needs to be wrapped in an artificial shell!