Below is the text of a petition from our allies at PennEnvironment. Please sign on here and consider mentioning the issue to any Whole Foods store where you shop. If you can help the WC Green Team’s Plastic-Free Please group in any way, please contact us here.
In 2019, The Ocean Conservancy found that plastic food wrappers were the number one item of trash picked up on beaches worldwide. Single-use plastic packaging is a glaring example of a culture that prioritizes a moment’s convenience over the long-term health of our oceans. We don’t need it and, to protect wildlife and our ecosystems, we need to move beyond it.
That’s why we’re calling on Whole Foods to make a bold, time-bound commitment to reduce its plastic footprint. Help us tell Whole Foods Market that it must put the ‘planet over plastic’ by eliminating all single-use plastic packaging from its stores.