U.K.'s Iceland Foods commits to eliminate plastics from its stores

This is true leadership: @icelandfoods (U.K. food retailer) commits to eliminate plastic food packaging from its stores.

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Pictured is Richard Walker, Managing Director of Iceland Foods, holding new cardboard packaging on the right. The food retailer vows to end plastic packaging of its brands by 2023. (Source: Iceland Foods)

Up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic waste are washing into the world's oceans on an annual basis.

Source: CBC.ca Plastics in the ocean

In the U.K. alone, the leading grocery retailers generate 800,000 tonnes of waste from plastic food packaging.
Source: cbc.ca.

Walker hopes that other food manufacturers will follow suit.

Are you listening Canada?? There are too many alternatives to single use plastics. It's time we get #toocoolforplastic #seriously #stopputtingplasticintheocean #whowillbethefirstcanadiantofollowsuit #compostablepackaging #pulpmouldedpackaging #icelandfoodswebowtoyourleadership