A whole system

Think about the environment as a
whole system

The reason caring for the environment can sometimes be tricky is because doing the right thing in one instance can have a negative effect in another. For example: glass can be re-used forever, so it would seem a better option than plastic packaging, which often makes its way into the environment.

But glass is much heavier than plastic, so it takes much more fuel to transport these products. Glass containers are great re-fill options for your home, but not as regular purchase items.

Thinking about the environment as a whole system can help you to decide between your options. If you’re unhappy with the options available, consider contacting your food retailer to ask them what they are doing to improve things for their customers and the planet.