Tell Whole Foods: Move Beyond Plastic
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey,
Every year, humans pollute the world's oceans with more than 16 million tons of plastic -- much of it used just once before being thrown away.
Whole Foods was once a leader on reducing plastic waste. But lately, Whole Foods has failed to make progress on lightening its plastic footprint, and even earned an "F" in a report by nonprofit As You Sow that ranks 50 large companies on their plastic waste policies.
Now, as our plastic crisis worsens, we need Whole Foods to lead the way again. I urge Whole Foods to regain its spot as a plastic waste leader by phasing out single-use plastic packaging from its operations.