• From The BBC:

    UK supermarkets should be forced to reveal how much packaging they produce, local councils say.The Local Government Association (LGA) said only Morrisons, Waitrose, and Marks & Spencer responded to its request for details on packaging. The remaining five it asked, including Tesco and Sainsbury’s, referred the LGA to the waste reduction body Wrap. However, Wrap said it publishes data only for the grocery sector as a whole, not for individual stores. Transparency neededSupermarkets log how much packaging they produce with Wrap, a government-funded organisation, under a voluntary agreement. Wrap said this resulted in zero growth in packaging in 2008 and claimed that changes could already be seen on supermarket shelves with Marks and Spencer abandoning plastic trays in their packaging of beef joints and steaks. “The next objective for the agreement is a 100,000-tonne reduction in grocery packaging by 2010,” it added. The LGA urged this information be made public every three months. “Su…

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