Iceland has reportedly announced that it plans to stop selling bananas in plastic packaging, with the supermarket claiming 'this will eventually save 10 million plastic bags a year'.
The UK retailer is trialling the use of recyclable paper bands for pre-packaged bananas in three of its stores, and an additional 120 branches will follow in the coming days, reports Sky News.
"People have become so used to buying their products wrapped in plastic, or indeed using plastic bags for loose produce, and this has to stop if we are to turn down the tap on plastics." Richard Walker, Iceland's managing director, said.
"This move alone will have a significant impact on our plastics consumption and is one of the first of many solutions that are in development.
"Our customers support our move to reduce single-use plastic and we are pleased to share this important milestone, with many more to come."
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