disabled, can't go to the supermarket, which job function email list delivers home, so she has no option to buy bulk fruit and vegetables. "Plastic is really annoying," she said. "There's really no need to pack everything like that." She feels that this problem is related to manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, and it is related to competition and cost control, and more efforts need to be made in this area. _125659004_4untitled Photo Credit: BBC News A 25-year-old dispatcher in southwest England, Xavier Taylor, is applying to become a firefighter. He said that of the 70 pieces of plastic waste he generates in a week, the one that annoys him the most is cucumber packaging.
He has family living abroad, where he says it's easy to buy fruit and vegetables without plastic packaging. He also wants to see more farm-direct, local produce in stores, which could reduce the need for overpackaging for shipping goods over long distances. "It's getting more and more frustrating for me that supermarket shopping contains so much plastic," he said. However, he noted that even if a plastic-free alternative could be found, the cost would be too high. "The price of everything is going up, but things that are environmentally friendly are much more expensive," he said. _125659005_2untitled Photo Credit: BBC News Emily Varley, 27, and her husband Adrian Varley counted a total of 44 plastic items a week, of which "what really impressed me was the fruit and vegetable packaging" she says. Emily is a business analyst living in Bedford. "
Why do apples or peppers have to be in plastic bags? Why are apples or peppers more expensive in bulk?" she said. She also tried replacing plastic products with environmentally friendly products, but found that plastic-free packaging is only suitable for "people who have more money and more leisure." She said supermarkets, manufacturers, suppliers and the government needed to take the lead. "Most people care (green) and would change their buying habits, but they don't have a choice," she said. _125691753_4untitled Photo Credit: BBC News What do the government and supermarkets say? The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs told the BBC it was already restricting the use of plastic straws and banning the use of plastic stem swabs. The government has also