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To be really annoyed by M&S’s LittleShop?

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CraicMammy Thu 11-Jul-19 21:36:21

popehilarious

They've really misjudged the climate imo

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mrssmiling Thu 11-Jul-19 21:25:48

Article from Times...
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/m-s-under-fire-for-plastic-tat-freebies-xz3jt8n3s

HeyAreYouOk Thu 11-Jul-19 21:25:16

Absolutely agree : pointless, gimmicky, and a rip off to boot. Seriously out of touch move on their part.

mrssmiling Thu 11-Jul-19 21:18:46

www.thegrocer.co.uk/marketing/mands-giving-away-plastic-toy-collectables-in-little-shop-promotion/595425.article
It seems very odd and confusing timing, given that so many people are actually trying to reduce their use of plastic. The products featured are such an odd mix...salted popcorn, and ‘Plant Kitchen’ cauliflower popcorn too...mmm. hmm
I was in M&S today...staff were offering them at the checkout...most people said no. I do agree OP and I think it shows that M&S are out of touch in so many ways...hopefully customers will comment, and negatively.

Rainycloudyday Thu 11-Jul-19 21:17:16

I agree, thought the same when I saw this. It just doesn’t feel like something that fits with the sustainability message that M&S have been trying to convey for ages now. And until this I felt they were doing a good job. My impression is that most M&S customers are mainly quite well educated, middle class, and agree with PP that they have totally misjudged the current climate amongst that audience.

Massive fail.

popehilarious Thu 11-Jul-19 21:09:39

They've really misjudged the climate imo

LifeOfBriony Thu 11-Jul-19 21:04:30

I had an email from M&S about this - and thought the same. It goes against everything in the news about the environment - just as so many other organisations and people are waking up to plastic waste, landfill and pollution.

NoHummus Thu 11-Jul-19 20:57:53

YANBU, I saw one in my local store today and thought what a bloody rip off it was! I suppose you might pay a tenner for the shop if you had plastic food at home anyway and at least that's recyclable. But the little plastic thingies at £25 a pop, no thanks!

Cloudtree Thu 11-Jul-19 20:56:17

Me too. Walked into M&S food hall this afternoon and it immediately hit me how out of touch they are to do something like this when most of us are trying to minimise the amount of pointless crap going into landfill.

MulberryPeony Thu 11-Jul-19 20:54:32

YANBU I thought exactly the same yesterday. Plastic crap.

JammyGem Thu 11-Jul-19 20:54:17

I saw this the other day and had similar thoughts.

It reminded me of a program I watched recently in which a recycling plant had a huge mound of "recyclable" toys, mainly from McDonalds, that they couldn't actually process. It was all going to landfill. We should be cutting down on plastic, not introducing more.

Besides, do they really think most people will return them to the store to be recycled? I bet that unfortunately it will only be a tiny minority that do this.

CraicMammy Thu 11-Jul-19 20:53:27

In annoys me that M&S have launched this marketing campaign, despite their commitment reducing unnecessary waste. Their own sustainability policy states 79% of plastic goes to landfill confused

There is no consumer demand for this “product”, it’s marketing, and as such suggests M&S prefers profit to planet ☹️

JoyceJeffries Thu 11-Jul-19 20:44:42

It’s all destined (eventually) for landfill.

Isbrexitoveryet Thu 11-Jul-19 20:43:21

It’s shit, but probably better than the little tykes shop that SIL spent a mint on, or the one that my gran got my neice from wilko that lasted a week

CraicMammy Thu 11-Jul-19 20:36:35

https://www.marksandspencer.com/c/food-to-order/little-shop

It’s such a waste of plastic and the cardboard shop costs £10!

No one needs this and it’s such a waste.

M&S say you can return the plastic toys in store to be recycled into playground toys, but that will ultimately end up in landfill presumably. And it assumes all items are returned for recycling, which with the best will in the world is overly optimistic.

You receive a collectible for each £20 spent, there are 25 items to collect. So you will need to spend at least £500 to get them all!

When the World is unable to safely dispose of the plastic we have created already, we don’t need more. Poor show M&S!!

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