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Coles customer slams supermarket chain for delivering groceries with cucumbers and bananas individually wrapped in plastic

  • Customer posted a picture of bananas wrapped in plastic in her grocery delivery 
  • There were six bananas wrapped in four bags and three cucumbers in two bags 
  • The supermarkets have been criticised for hypocrisy after banning plastic bags  

Coles is facing backlash after a woman posted a photo of her grocery delivery with bananas individually wrapped in plastic bags. 

The woman said she had ordered from the supermarket’s Gawler store, north of Adelaide, and was shocked to find six bananas wrapped in four plastic bags. 

In her post on Wednesday. she also said three cucumbers she had ordered arrived in two plastic bags. 

The woman explained she was baffled why the items would even need to be wrapped in any plastic in the first place. 

The woman said she had ordered from the supermarket’s Gawler store, north of Adelaide, and was shocked to find six bananas wrapped in four plastic bags 

Coles said said any plastic was used to ensure the product's freshness and safety (file image)

Coles said said any plastic was used to ensure the product’s freshness and safety (file image) 

‘I really don’t understand why this even happens. The nice delivery driver says it happens all the time,’ she wrote in her post. 

A Coles employee responded to the woman’s complaint saying they made ‘every effort to prioritise the selling of loose fruit and vegetables to minimise packaging as much as possible’. 

The employee said any plastic was used to ensure the product’s freshness and safety. 

Coles and Woolworths have come under increasing backlash for continuing to use plastic to wrap produce after scrapping disposable plastic shopping bags in mid 2018. 

The shopping bags were replaced with re-usable bags at a cost at 15 cents each. 

In October this year photos of garlic cloves in plastic packaging at a Woolworths store were posted online. 

Also in October Woolworths came under fire for packaging apples, mandarins, bananas and pears in plastic carry bags. 

‘Seriously? All this plastic, for what reason?’ one person wrote. 

‘Uneccessary… This isn’t what customers want,’ another added. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Coles for comment. 

'I really don't understand why this even happens. The nice delivery driver says it happens all the time,' the woman said

‘I really don’t understand why this even happens. The nice delivery driver says it happens all the time,’ the woman said 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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