A rather frustrated customer took to the popular supermarket’s Facebook page on Wednesday to share an image of the kids snack.
The pack containing slices of apple and four cherry tomatoes has caused quite a stir.
Madie Porter wrote, “This is one of the most pathetic things I have ever seen.”
“I don’t know how I feel about this. We really are starting to become one lazy society.
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“Environmentally friendly?…. So much unnecessary plastic.”
Comments included claims that lazy parenting facilitated such products for children and using plastic for sliced fruit would only end if people stopped using it.
Woolworths were quick to respond to the post and inform customers that stores across Australia had moved to cut down plastic waste, shared Yahoo 7.
“We’re really pleased to let you know that the packaging for this range can be recycled in our REDcycle bins available in all our Woolworths Supermarkets,” a spokesperson said.
“Plastics recycled through this program are turned into things like furniture.”
“We know this is an important issue and we’re reducing the use of plastic on fruit and vegetables,” they added, saying plastic had been removed from the packaging for kale, English spinach, organic spring onions and sweet potatoes.
“We know there is a lot more plastic to remove and this is just the start”.
We are all for convenience and helping make MoM’s lives easier. After all it can be recycled!
So what do you think? Convenience or lazy parenting?
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