‘Plastic expiry dates’ are appearing on supermarket products to encourage recycling

Read Time:   |  29th January 2020

Plastic expiry date stickers have begun appearing on products in supermarkets to tell people when a product's plastic packaging will expire.

It’s the year 3020. You are no longer around but your plastic bottle from 2020 has finally started to degrade.

Environmentalists are now giving us something else to consider when out shopping other than price and use-by-date. Plastic expiry date stickers have begun appearing on products in supermarkets to tell people when this plastic will expire.

Two environmentalist entrepreneurs, Gagandeep Jhuti and Joe Foale Groves created Plastic Expiry Date stickers in an attempt to help bring awareness to consumers about how their single-use plastics affect the planet. Thousands of stickers have appeared across supermarkets in London.

Speaking to Manchester Evening News, Gags and Joes said; “So imagine this. It’s the year 3019. Animals can now be tried in court. The prisons are overflowing with pigeons. You are no longer around.”

“But the plastic water bottle you bought with your meal deal in 2020 has finally started to decompose. Even if the future isn’t quite as weird as that, it is true that your meal deal could be pretty much immortal.”

“The ultimate goal would be for supermarkets to add the Plastic Expiry Date to packaging themselves, as well as hurrying to remove single-use plastic packaging from their shelves.”

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