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Popular supermarket in strife after one outraged shopper posted a photo showing hundreds of bananas packaged in plastic.

The image of the bananas, stacked on pallets inside an Australian supermarket, was posted to Reddit on Saturday and quickly attracted over a hundred comments.

‘Bananas now need packaging it seems,’ the user posted online.

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‘They come already pre-packaged by nature!’ someone replied.

Many pointed out the overuse of plastic packaging, claiming the packaging had nothing to do with freshness and more to do with the supermarket giant maximizing profits.

The overuse of plastic in supermarkets has been a source of contention among Australian consumers for years.

Both Woolworths and Coles said they use the plastic packaging to ensure the food stayed in fresh conditions on the shelves and it is preserved through the supply train.

Do we need to be more aware of Health and Safety?

Shouldn’t we be thankful? Given the rise of infections like the measles, whopping cough and especially after the terrible flu season we had last year. Imagine the amount of times one piece of fruit is handled as it goes down the chain from grower to delivery to supplier and then the amount of consumers that handle them when picking out the best produce.

It may well be a better option to try and protect families from picking up any bugs that are currently doing the rounds. Don’t you think?

Do you think the packaging is necessary?

Share your comments below.

  • Worried about germs on your fruit and veges from people handling them before you purchase them? Simple solution is to wash them before they are used! What we don’t need is extra plastic, and we don’t need to have potential wastage, if one only wants 3 bananas etc but one has to purchase 5 or more because that’s how they’re packaged!

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  • Packing them like this is just a waste of time and wasteful plastics.

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  • The plastic isn’t really necessary. It’s easy enough to given them a wipe down when you get home and its just good hygiene to wash your hands after putting groceries away.

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