To: Chris Martin (CEO, Musgrave Group); Frank Dunne (Managing Director, Dunnes Stores)

Ask Irish retailers to make their "own brand" food packaging plastic free!

Dunnes Stores and Musgrave Group! Please make a contribution to Ireland's fight against environmental disaster by switching to 100% sustainable packaging for your "own brand" food products.

Why is this important?

Our addiction to oil-based plastic is destroying the natural world and has become an existential threat to many species, including our own. Every day, around 8 million pieces of plastic drift into the world's oceans. There, they are often fatally ingested by marine animals, including sea turtles, whales, seals and seabirds. Around 100,000 marine animals and a million seabirds die annually from plastic pollution. Many of these species are now facing extinction due to human activity. Musgrave Group and Dunnes Stores, Ireland's two largest domestic retailers, can make a small but significant contribution to changing this narrative by refusing to use plastic packaging for their "own brand" food products. We call on them to do so for the long-term benefit of our communities, the natural environment and future generations.