Tuesday, 03 April 2018
A “Plastic Attack” operation is planned for the first time in Belgium, on Saturday in the AD Delhaize store on the Anspach Boulevard in Brussels. After making their purchases, activists will remove all the plastic packaging around the products they bought.
Plastic Attack is a phenomenon that first saw the light in Great Britain. At the end of March, 25 shoppers in a Bristol supermarket took off all the packaging from the products they had bought in order to draw attention to the amount of plastic waste used to protect the produce.
The spontaneity of the movement has led to similar actions elsewhere in the world. After Brussels, activists are also planning similar activities in Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven and Mechelen.
“This will draw the attention of Delhaize, the national media, and will raise awareness of the large and often unnecessary amount of plastic packaging … in Belgium, most of it is burned, which means a lot of CO2 emissions that accelerate global warming. We want supermarkets to think about reducing the use of plastic packaging”, according to the Facebook page of the operation in the capital. More than 500 people said they were “interested” in this event initiated by the group “Plastic Attack Belgium”.
The Brussels Times