Green group collect waste plastic outside supermarket

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 April 2018

SPAD (Sustainable Pill and District) Bob Langton, Jill Coleman, Kate O'Brien and Martin Poyntz-Roberts.

SPAD (Sustainable Pill and District) Bob Langton, Jill Coleman, Kate O'Brien and Martin Poyntz-Roberts.

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A group of plastic-free activists could be spotted outside a popular Portishead supermarket collecting waste packaging on Saturday.

Sustainable Pill and District (SPAD) met outside Sainsbury’s, in Serbert Road, and invited members of the public to unwrap their shopping and give them the excess plastic packaging, which was then returned to the store.

People were also asked to sign a petition for the shops in Portishead to get rid of the unnecessary packaging.

SPAD volunteer Bob Langton said he was ‘surprised’ by the number of people who approached the quartet to sign the petition.

He added: “We found it so easy to collect signatures, people were approaching us for a change, instead of the other way around.

“We must have had more than 100 signatures each at the end of the day.”

SPAD will be in Portishead based outside Aldi doing the same on May 5 and Lidl seven days later.

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