But at least we tried.
I watched a show in the ABC recently about airlines and globalisation. There was a scene and a story about the largest cargo depot in the world, it was in Hong Kong.
They were moving general freight, horses, perishables like lobster, crabs and snails, exotic fruits from Brazil and even the little titbits we order off eBay. It was madness.
This cargo depot was a wide as it was high with a matrix of ten story high conveyor belts and storage bays – it was the size of Wimbledon stadium they say.
Every piece of freight was wrapped tight in plastic or boxes of polystyrene – millions of them.
It’s been about 5 years since I have been considering packaging before purchasing and in doing so I have changed my diet and tastes to suit. I haven’t eaten kale in about 4 months as my local shop now puts it in plastic first… which I think is pretty silly as it’s one pretty tough old leaf!
The #plasticfreeproduce campaign focuses on large supermarkets – especially Woolworths, where they have adopted an automated process packing loose hardy products in plastic bags to increase their margins. Anita Horan is the campaigner behind reversing these detrimental actions by the big corporations and is doing a great job at the source. Continue reading “It might not work.”