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Supermarket giant calls on local authorities to collect plastics

Light weighting packaging materials will not have any environmental impact unless all local authorities start collecting plastics, according to supermarket Asda.Under the voluntary Courtauld Commitment, Asda agreed to a 25% packaging reduction target for its own label food products by 2008 in order to reduce waste.An Asda spokesman said: Switching packaging to lighter materials is a good thing and beneficial. But switching from some materials to other materials ...