Sainsbury\’s is to be taken to court for using too much packaging, the first time that a major retailer has been prosecuted under obscure environmental laws.
We can get rid of the law for a start. But we\’ll also be able to get rid of another swathe of council employed staff.
A spokesman for the supermarket said: “We are surprised at the comments made by Lincolnshire County Council, which do not reflect the very positive outcome of our meeting with Lincolnshire’s packaging team.
It wouldn\’t surprise me at all to find that every council in the country had a \”packaging team\”. This really isn\’t an essential function of government.
It isn\’t something that only government can do and it\’s arguably not something that needs to be done either.