Customers ‘more mindful than ever’ of plastic, says John Lewis

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UK consumers in 2019 waged war on plastic waste, focused more on convenience than ever before and followed the fashion trends they saw on television, according to John Lewis.

The retailer published its annual retail report today, which found that consumers were “more mindful than ever” of the damage plastic does to the environment in 2019, with sales of reusable water bottles up 15%, and portable cutlery soaring 176%.

Sales of reusable, stainless steel straws also increased by 1573%, ahead of the government’s planned ban on the sale of plastic straws.

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