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Supermarkets Charge More for Unpackaged Produce, Undermining Plastic-Free Efforts

Customers seeking to reduce plastic waste by purchasing unpackaged fresh produce are being penalised with higher prices, according to a new survey, supermarkets charge a higher per-kilo price for fruits and vegetables not wrapped in plastic. The survey, conducted by the Australian Marine Conservation Society with volunteers across 180 supermarkets nationwide, revealed that a staggering […]

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Cost-of-living crisis forcing people in remote regions to give up fresh produce

Key Points: People in some rural communities are foregoing fresh produce amid rising costs High fuel prices are making it too costly to drive long distances for cheaper options Prices are expected to keep rising to make up for on-farm losses and growing input costs Few Australians are immune from the rising cost of living

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