Environmental campaigners showed the true cost of supermarket packaging by delivering a trolley-load of plastic waste to a Dundee store.
At Tesco Extra on Riverside Drive the Dundee Greenpeace group urged the supermarket to ditch single-use plastic packaging.
To illustrate the point, volunteers filled a trolley with plastic collected solely from customers at the Dundee branch, along with personal messages calling for the packaging to be binned once and for all.
Greenpeace volunteer Leon Fields said: “When we set up stalls outside this Tesco Supermarket and others, we found many members of the local public were happy to get involved with our activity.
“It was to unwrap groceries packaged in single-use plastic, and attach messages on the wrapping explaining why they wanted Tesco to stop using so much single-use plastic.
“What is shocking is that 800,000 tonnes of single-use plastic packaging is produced by UK supermarkets every year. It is imperative that supermarkets such as Tesco act immediately to significantly reduce the amount of unnecessary, single-use plastic which they generate.”