See Two Get One Free
This is good news for the Wife and the other supermarket eco warriors: here
but of little immediate use to us in Duns. No Sainsbury's here and no prospect of one and I would have thought little possibility of the Coop following suit. The back of the Coop on Newtown Street effectively blocks the pavement every weekend with piles of packaging awaiting collection by the Environmental Hygienists on Monday. They still shove plastic bags at you at the checkout without fail but at least you can recycle them in the Borders unlike say Norn Iron where even envelopes have to go to land fill sites because of gum contamination.
One sad aspect of having see-into cereal containers will be the end of the excitement in tearing open the carton to see which of the Dinosaur set in tasteful green plastic you have 'won' or which Harry Potter character you still need to complete your set pops out with the Rice Crispies. No doubt Sainsbury's will be packed with school kids and Senior Citizens riffling through the cereals on offer hunting for the free gifts before parting with pocket money or pensions.
Saving the planet is all very well but not at the expense of taking the fun out of breakfast
And memo to Lord Sainsbury: if you really, really want to save the environment do something about your bloody trolleys. Photo essay here
Labels: Recycling, Sainsbury's, The Coop