Shoppers are furious after finding products such as carrots and milk that is heavily wrapped in plastic, despite supermarkets banning single-use bags.
The Tasmanian woman Veronika Ross has shared an image on social media after finding some carrots wrapped in plastic at a grocery store.
& # 39; It wasn't the only thing in the store … but it was the most ridiculous, & # 39; she said to the ABC.
Woolworths is also beaten for heavily packaged products in plastic, such as bananas, milk and cucumbers.
The Tasmanian woman Veronika Ross shared an image on social media after finding some carrots wrapped in plastic at a grocery store
Shoppers are furious after finding products such as carrots and milk that is heavily wrapped in plastic, despite supermarkets banning one-off bags
Heath Deering, 32, posted an image of 3L milk bottles on a storage trolley at Woolworths in Pacific Epping in Victoria on Sunday.
& # 39; Can Woolworths, who claims to be concerned about reducing the use of plastic by disposing of single-use plastic shopping bags, explain why you have moved from reusable milk crates to a single-use heat shrink film? & # 39 ; read the message.
& # 39; And will this plastic shrink film be recycled? & # 39;
The supermarket giant banned last year plastic bags for one-time use in all stores throughout Australia.
& # 39; I wouldn't say I was angry, but I was confused and surprised why this change was made, & # 39; he said news.com.au.
Deering said it was the first time he had seen milk in plastic instead of milk crates.
& # 39; If it's the right material, and if it's done correctly at store level, I think it's a strange step considering the anti-plastic movement at the moment & # 39 ;, he said.
His post gathered dozens of responses, one of which said it was the milk company that packaged the products with plastic.
However, others said that shrink film made it harder for employees to do their job.
& # 39; Ew screw milk as filling as this. Don't trust me on a Woolworths initiative that the company should work longer, & he wrote.
Woolworths is also beaten for heavily packaged products in plastic, such as bananas, milk and cucumbers
& # 39; Screw that twice as much time to store milk, & # 39; another commented.
On Wednesday, an angry customer picked up Facebook and threw the supermarket to accept the product because it & # 39; with unnecessary amounts of plastic & # 39; was packed.
& # 39; It would be very easy to indicate which packaging is acceptable and what is not, such as milk, bananas and fruit and vegetables wrapped in plastic, & # 39; wrote the customer.
& # 39; It is too easy and unacceptable to pass on the ridiculous package to others if Woolworths has so much to say about what they will stock and sell. & # 39;
The supermarket giant is also beaten because of the use of plastic packaging on fruit, vegetables and even meat.
Customers have posted furious images on Facebook with plastic-covered potatoes, bananas, cucumbers and steak.
The supermarket giant banned last year plastic bags for one-time use in all stores throughout Australia
A furious customer posted on the Woolworths Facebook page on July 4 questioned the double packaging on steak.
& # 39; If we need to shrink plastic, why should woolworths have steak in sealed plastic than in another plastic? & # 39; the woman asked.
& # 39; Same with chicken breasts, why do you insist on packing each piece separately and then packing the whole package? & # 39;
In June, another customer posted a photo of bunches of bananas, also wrapped in single-use plastic, asking: & # 39; Do you disagree that these are irresponsible plastic packaging, especially for bananas? & # 39;
Another woman posted an image of cucumbers that were individually wrapped in plastic on Facebook in January.
& # 39; With the ever-increasing problem of single-use plastic waste, why on earth are cucumbers individually packaged? & # 39; she asked.
& # 39; Nature provided their own packaging and there is no need to add anything to it. & # 39;
Customers have posted furious images on Facebook with plastic-covered potatoes, bananas, cucumbers and steak
& # 39; Demolishing plastic bags is all very good, and promising to remove straws from the sale is great, but this is ridiculous. & # 39;
Woolworths responded to reports saying they were making an effort to play their part in reducing plastic packaging in stores.
& # 39; So far we have removed plastic foil from kale, English spinach, organic spring onions and replaced the plastic tray for sweet potatoes with a container made from recycled cardboard, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; This packaging protects the quality and extends the shelf life of fruit and vegetables during transport from the farm, to the store and to our customers. & # 39;
& # 39; We have taken 187 tons of plastic into production in the last 12 months and we are aiming for another 350 tons in July. & # 39;
Woolworths previously told Daily Mail Australia that they understand that their customers want to shrink plastic in stores and that they & # 39; are working hard to do that & # 39 ;.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Woolworths for comments.
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