Costa Coffee. What planet are you on?

pexels-photoCosta Coffee is way behind the times when it comes to the war on plastic. Tonight a friend bought me a hot chocolate to take away from one of their shops. I asked the member of staff to leave the plastic top off as I didn’t want the waste. He told me that I didn’t have the choice. I had to have the plastic top even if I took it off as soon as he handed it to me. It was health and safety policy.

Surely if Costa were serious about reducing public waste they wouldn’t be insisting on giving out plastic to customers who don’t want it. Wouldn’t it be simple to produce a form I could sign absolving them of any legal responsibility for selling me a hot drink? The planet I am on cannot tolerate such wastefulness in the name of petty bureaucracy.

War on Plastic

P1040203Inspired by the BBC One programme, War on Plastic, I took great delight in giving all my single use plastic back to Asda yesterday.

Asda are one of the worst offenders and I don’t often shop there, choosing instead to get my veggies from the farm shop down the road, but not everyone has the luxury of time to do this.

Our supermarkets need to take responsibility for the role they play in creating plastic waste. Listen up Asda. I don’t want recycled plastic or compostable plastic I just don’t want the plastic in the first place. Sell things loose and let me bag them up myself

Please send a similar message to your supermarket and post a picture to #ourplasticfeedback.