By Olivia Thomas
June 21, 2019

why buying plastic-free groceries is so hard (marketplace) | CBC news | video short

So many families of various incomes hit the challenge of avoiding plastic in the market place, but why?  In a social experiment CBC looks at two families, their shopping habits and the places that they shop.  But what are the alternatives to plastics?  Are the solutions that simple if your country isn't taking on the solutions out there?  If the big name corporations are refusing to change it displays a challenge for families and consumers to make changes.  

CBC takes a deeper look on "...how to fight back..." with the plastic packaging and plastic pollution.  In this video they explore how families buy, what other countries are doing for solutions, and how to change behaviors even if the supermarkets aren't making changes.  This video provides a great honest broad view of what is happening in other countries, why they are struggling to change, and what the solutions are!  They interview a market place in the UK named Budgens that is cutting out plastic creating plastic free zones, and finding out how they do it.  Thorten the owner discusses how he needs big players such as Coke and Nestle to help play along, and how the want from the consumer was there which in turn drove business higher.

Learn more with CBC on the investigative report on how to be more mindful with our plastic choices by watching the 22:30 minute video below;

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