Frome Green councillor Shane Collins spoke outside Sainsburys today at a lobby for supermarkets to reduce plastic usage.
Collins described it as "a plastic crisis that is rapidly becoming apparent in the last few months. We're seeing nano-particles in the sea, in the rivers, in the air, in foodstuffs, in fish.
We need a big change and in Somerset in about five months, we have seen many local councils banning single-use plastics on their property
We're starting to see the cafés really turn green and even the government are starting to consult on plastic bottles and on a plastic tax.
It's time for the public who are cheesed off by this come back to the biggest culprit of all - the supermarkets...
Plastic may be cheap, it may be convenient but it is not needed and not necessary and there are other alternatives
So we're here hopefully on the first Saturday of every month to return the plastic and say 'Bring it Back to Sainsburys"