TESCO PLASTIC RAID
The Great Unwrapped group made a brave move on Friday 17th of January. Gathering up some of their available supporters they marched to Tesco's. 40 of us went into the shop, bought our preferred produce and then congregated on the far side of the checkout - unwrapping all of our purchases. Leaving a mountain of plastics within a Tesco trolley.
The best result was observing the managers reaction, initially calm but quickly becoming rapidly more and more distressed.
"Don't take pictures"
"Don't do this"
"Don't do that!"
Tesco's most certainly noticed our cause!
We then followed to Ludlow Brewery for coffee and to hear how nervous everybody had been feeling previous to the event, and how good and achieved they felt once it was completed.
"PEOPLE in Ludlow worried about the user of plastic packaging are being encouraged to come together to make their concerns known tomorrow morning. The Ludlow plastic group will be forming up at 11.30am at the bottom of Corve Street where they intended to demonstrate peacefully. It is a group that was formed to draw attention to how plastics are being used in particular in the packaging of food. They say that this is necessary and that alternatives made from compostable material are available and that a business in Ludlow is producing this kind of packaging material. Lady Plymouth, whose family own the Ludlow farm Shop has launched an initiative to bring these ideas and changes in attitude to bring these ideas and changes in attitude to retailers and food outlets in Ludlow and the surrounding South Shropshire Hills. The group has already spoken to some of the smaller independent shops in Ludlow town centre but believe that to make a major difference to the problem then the major supermarket chains must take the issue seriously and take action."
(source: Ludlow & Tenbury Advertiser)