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Retail’s plastic onion

For every disposable bag used by the public through the front doors of their favourite outlet, there is a copious volume of plastic being disposed of into skips out the back. Sure the larger brands are separating the plastics and cardboard that is then squirrelled away by overladen recycling trucks, comforted by the delusional convenience they have done their eco-friendly bit. Plastic impacts the environment by polluting the habitat to the detriment of life. Cardboard, on the other hand, is not