The Association for Consumer Information has been surveying the proportion of packaged fruit and vegetables in supermarkets or discount stores since 2019. The average was higher than 60%. At the time, retailers wanted to reduce the plastic content. However, a new survey shows that the rate is still at 57%.
Packaging comparison: denn's has the least packaging, Penny the most. Image: VKI
A total of 1,691 individual items were examined in 56 stores. 67% of them were packaged - the same number as in the previous year. Plastic made up the majority of the packaging material.