Woolies to stop using plastic bags (and non-recyclable plastic packaging)

(Also read "There's a patch of plastic twice the size of the USA in the Pacific".)

Woolworths will stop using non-recyclable plastic packaging for its own products as well as plastic shopping bags, straws and earbuds by 2022.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Woolworths Group Head of Sustainability Feroz Koor.

Koor spoke about Woolworths’ vision of “zero packing waste to landfill”.

Listen to the interview (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

You use them once, but they just last forever…

Feroz Koor, Woolworths Group

We’ll be engaging with our suppliers…

Feroz Koor, Woolworths Group

We’ve done customer research… plastic bags are something we’re hearing about a lot…

Feroz Koor, Woolworths Group

Earbuds are some of the worst offenders… Before the year is out we won’t be selling any of them…

Feroz Koor, Woolworths Group

We no longer provide plastic cutlery…

Feroz Koor, Woolworths Group

We don’t sell plastic straws anymore… Paper straws have improved…

Feroz Koor, Woolworths Group

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