Where I live, people are patting themselves on the back with their drive to delete plastic shopping bags at the supermarket ... at the same time soft drinks and water come in nothing but plastic.A supermarket in Amsterdam opened Wednesday with an aisle that has more than 700 grocery items — and no plastic.The store, Ekoplaza, said it is the first of its kind to have an entire aisle without plastic packaging. Instead, food is displayed in glass, metal and cardboard containers, as well as materials that can be composted....“There is absolutely no logic in wrapping something as fleeting as food in something as indestructible as plastic,” said Sian Sutherland, co-founder of A Plastic Planet, in a statement. “Plastic food and drink packaging remains useful for a matter of days yet remains a destructive presence on the earth for centuries afterwards.”
Across the globe, people use more than a million plastic bottles each minute, mostly for drinking water, according to Ekoplaza’s website. Less than 9 percent of those bottles are recycled.