Consumers who shop at Asda, Aldi, Tesco, Lidl, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons have been hit with a £60 warning as food bills continue to rise.
As a result, customers could see a further £60 rise each year, due to recycling taxes, with new laws coming into effect in 2024, this will result in company’s being made to pay to recycle every bit of packaging, sparking fears the added costs could be passed on to shoppers.
“With households already hard-pressed, and low-income households living day by day to make ends meet, is this right?” Food and Drink Federation CEO Karen Betts told The Sun.
“Efficient, effective, new recycling systems don’t need to cost this much, on top of what we all pay in Council Tax already. The effect of EPR and other recycling policies will be to force up prices. Despite the good intentions behind them, they are ill-thought out.”
Betts is also urging the next Prime Minister to address soaring inflation and the cost of living.
She said: “They must look at whether government’s own actions are, in fact, adding to inflation.”
Earlier this week, Aldi was announced as the UK’s cheapest supermarket for the second month in row, beating Lidl by just £1.38 for an average shop.
Aldi’s average price of 47 items came in at £74.23. Despite the discount retailer‘s prices up £1.38 from last month and £47.57 since April, its shoppers can save £25.23 in comparison to Waitrose, listed as the most expensive retailer surveyed by consumer watchdog, Which? in July.