Quote of the day

Monday, November 13, 2006 at 03:54 PM

Unnecessary and excessive packaging and waste contribute to dangerous climate change. It also adds to the cost to local authorities and the public managing waste. Until supermarkets demonstrate clearly that they are willing to lead by example we cannot expect consumers to get fully engaged with reducing their own waste.
Ben Bradshaw, U.K. Minister for Local Environment, discussing government attempts to reduce the amount of packaging materials that grocers foist onto their customers, including urging consumers to leave "excessive food packaging at shops and supermarkets for them to deal with in a bid to reduce the volume of waste that ends up in rubbish bins and landfill sites across the UK."