Coles shoppers are threatening to boycott the supermarket because of the ‘super depressing’ decision about the hot cross buns
- Shoppers have closed the supermarket for the ‘excessive use’ of plastic
- Melbourne woman Caroline Lambert shared a photo of ‘loose fruit hot cross buns’
- More than 15,000 people boycott Australia’s second largest supermarket
- Coles said the packaging is recyclable and keeps the sandwiches fresh
Coles shoppers have threatened to boycott the supermarket because of the sale of hot cross buns, individually wrapped in plastic.
Caroline Melbourne from Melbourne shared a photo of ‘loose fruit warm cross buns’ in separate plastic boxes on Wednesday.
“This plastic fest was seen this morning in the Coles supermarket in Melbourne Central. Super depressive Coles, “Mrs. Lambert wrote the post.
“Your customers want you to do better with your environmental responsibilities.”
In response, more than 15,000 shoppers have joined the ‘Leave It On The Shelf’ campaign, promising Coles and other supermarkets about the use of plastic.
Melbourne woman Caroline Lambert shared a photo of ‘loose fruit warm cross buns’ in individual plastic packaging on Instagram on Instagram on Wednesday, which led to outrage of environmentally conscious shoppers online
Normally Coles warm cross buns are only sold in packs of six and packed in plastic bags
After seeing the post of Mrs. Lambert, low-carbon charity has announced to 1 million women that it was re-launching the anti-plastic campaign on Saturday.
‘We are returning our Leave It On The Shelf campaign. We all promise to leave plastic-packed fruit and vegetables on the shelf to show supermarkets that things like this are unacceptable! ‘the charity wrote on Facebook.
“Maybe we should include hot cross buns!”
In addition to signing the promise, many frustrated shoppers have beaten Coles on social media.
“I have been shopping at Coles for 35 years, but this drives me away,” wrote a woman on the Coles Facebook page.
“It may take more effort, but I’ll leave Coles and Woollies if you don’t cancel your game. You should be ashamed.’
Another woman wrote: “Pretty disappointed in Coles for this excessive use of single-use plastic! How ridiculous! ‘
After a woman had accused Coles on Twitter of ‘overpacking’, the supermarket said she ‘did everything possible to minimize packaging as much as possible’.
More than 15,000 indignant shoppers have joined the ‘Leave It On The Shelf’ campaign and promise to boycott Coles and other supermarkets that use excessive plastic
In addition to signing the promise, many frustrated shoppers have beaten Coles on social media. One woman said she was “driven away” from Coles, while another said she was “disappointed” in Australia’s second largest supermarket chain
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, a Coles spokeswoman said: “We have placed the loose rolls in the recyclable packaging so that we can offer customers the option of buying a single hot cross bun.
“The recyclable packaging keeps them fresh in stores where we do not have display units for one item where customers can pick them up with a pair of pliers.”
‘The packaging is recyclable in waste bins. Although this is not how our hot cross buns are generally packaged, a small number of stores have packed them this way for convenience.
“We are constantly evaluating our packaging to make it more environmentally friendly.”
While many shoppers have made the decision to pack hot cross buns individually, others have welcomed it.
“Handy for people like me who don’t want to buy and eat a pack of six,” a woman wrote on Facebook.
Meanwhile, a mother wrote: “Great idea Coles. They will not be crushed in the lunch bags of me and my children. ”
After a woman accused Coles on Twitter of ‘overpacking’, the supermarket said she ‘did everything possible to minimize packaging as much as possible’