Plastic has become an indispensable part of our lives as it is used in things no matter small or big. But there was always a problem with the disposal part as plastic causes pollution when destroyed improperly. The best solution is to reuse and recycle plastic. People have become so dependent on it that it cannot be replaced and China was the leading country which recycled all this, but now China has said that it is not accepting any plastic from the countries. Trader Joe’s have said that it will be taking some steps to control the plastic waste from the company.
Last year it started working to make more sustainable packaging to eliminate the plastic from their stores. Single-use plastics are the most dangerous for mankind, and they are banned for a long time, instead of single-use plastic, biodegradable bags, styrofoam meat trays are used.
“As a neighborhood grocery store, we feel it is important for us to be the great neighbor our customers deserve. Part of that means better managing our environmental impact,” Kenya Friend-Daniel, public relations director for Trader Joe’s, told EcoWatch in an email. “As we recently shared with our customers, we are working to reduce the amount of packaging in our stores, and while we have made a number of positive changes in this space, the world is ongoing.”
“Every minute of every single day the equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. Not only are these plastics hurting or killing marine animals, but they are also impacting all of us through our seafood, sea salt, tap water, and even the air we breathe,” Greenpeace U.S.A. plastics campaigner David Pinsky told EcoWatch. “We know that we can’t recycle our way out of this crisis, as only 9 percent of the plastics ever made have actually been recycled.”