The use of plastics, especially single-use plastics, has devastating consequences. Globally, almost 300 million tons of plastic products are produced every year, and a significant portion out of it is used for packaging. These plastics then end up in landfills and the ocean, where it creates numerous environmental problems.
Today, it is the responsibility of all businesses, irrespective of their industry, to come up with ways to reduce their reliance on plastics. The significance of the retail sector can’t be overstated. It is the commercial endpoint of any supply chain, and the first in-person interaction a business has with its customers.
The essential role retail organisations enjoy in the market means that they need to play their part by curbing the use of plastics. While retail stores generally don’t have a say in the packaging decisions of different brands, they ...