Did you know that black plastic cannot be recycled?
Tens of thousands of tons of things end up on landfill every year, but the good news is Now four big supermarkets will ban it from their shelves.
Sainsbury's, Tesco, Waitrose and Asda will stop using black plastic in their products by the end of the year.
Morrison's already announced a ban on the material last week.
Why is black plastic so difficult to recycle?
Basically, things get the color from being colored with charcoal-black pigments.
Recycling sensor sensors cannot identify and sort black plastic, so most of it goes to landfill and our oceans. Something that really sucks!
It is widely used in stores, mainly because it is inexpensive and can be produced using low-value multicolored waste plastic.
We all know that plastic use has gone up massively, in 1950 we consumed around five million tons of plastic.
In 2014, that figure had shot up to 311 million.
And the Plastic Europe Report in 2015 predicts that the figure is set to double over the next 20 years.
Let us know what you think of the ban on black plastic in the comments below!