Reading Time: < 1 minute The stickers show the horrifying impact plastic has on the planet (Photo: Gagandeep Jhuti and Joe Foale-Groves)
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A pair of environmentalists have created ‘plastic expiry date’ stickers in a bid to inform people about the devastating impact plastic can have on the planet.

The stickers, created by advertising creatives Gagandeep Jhuti and Joe Foale-Groves, look like traditional food expiry messages, but their dates are well into the future – as plastic can take between 500 and 1,000 years to break down.

Thousands of the stickers, which can ordered from the Plastic Expiry website, have reportedly been spotted on single-use plastic packaged items in stores in London, Manchester, and Birmingham.

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“It’s crazy to think that all the plastic that has ever been made still won’t have degraded yet,” the organization has said on Twitter.

“It takes up to 1000 years for plastic to break down. Supermarkets aren’t acting fast enough to reduce plastics, so let’s help shoppers make better decisions.”

The pair told Manchester Evening News: “The ultimate goal would be for supermarkets to add the Plastic Expiry Date to packaging themselves, as well as hurrying to remove single-use plastic packaging from their shelves.”

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Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.