The way people shop is changing.
In the U.K., concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in a surge in demand for online grocery orders, with an increasing number of consumers eschewing in-store visits for the convenience of home deliveries.
Covid-19 has resulted in some quite significant changes to how these goods are delivered, which has in turn had a direct impact on the use of plastic.
Take bags. Since October 2015, big retailers have been required to charge customers 5 pence for single-use plastic bags in England. As attitudes changed, a number of major retailers started to deliver groceries without plastic bags.
Toward the end of March, however, the U.K. government…