Advert

M&S and Sainsbury accused of packaging gone mad

Social media aghast at both price and plastic

First we had packaged bananas, and now cauliflowers and coconuts have also been given a marketing touch, driving environmentalists round the bend.

Marks & Spencer attracted ridicule for selling a slice of cauliflower wrapped in plastic for £2.50 - almost four times the price of a whole one bought from a greengrocer.

The upmarket food retailer's "cauliflower steak", launched as part of its new Veggie range, comes with a sachet of lemon and herb drizzle and is contained within a plastic tray and wrapping. Consumers were quick to mock the product, while many raised concerns about the potential environmental impact of the packaging.

And Sainsbury's added a a cardboard stand, plastic ring pull and straw to their coconuts. Eco-warriers would take little solace from the fact that the coconuts are 'organic'.

Advert

See our Comments Policy Comments are submitted under the express understanding and condition that the editor may, and is authorised to, disclose any/all of the above personal information to any person or entity requesting the information for the purposes of legal action on grounds that such person or entity is aggrieved by any comment so submitted. Please allow some time for your comment to be moderated.

Comments not loading? We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox with javascript turned on.
Comments powered by Disqus  
Advert
Advert