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The disappearing plastic bag
Jul 15th, 2017 at 8:25am
 
Good announcement from the Big 2. Of course it's been in place at Aldi since Year 1.

How significant is it in the global scheme of things? Don't know but every bit helps in the effort to protect marine life. We've got enough islands already without making artificial plastic ones.

Expect added effort from the plastics industry though to replace lost business. And I wonder how much of a dent it makes in pollution - there's so much plastic everywhere. I'm typing on it now.

Coming back to the personal. How do I get my rubbish out to the Otto now? This is a problem of great moment. I only really visit Woolies to get a few plastic bags for this purpose.
Can we bring back the paper shopping bags?
A renewable and degradable resource.
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Reply #1 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 8:36am
 
what will we put the fruit and veggies in boges???..

the size of the ones in woollies I always thought bizarre anyway..... does that also mean no more green bags at the check out?....

it seems counter productive to me when you can  buy snaplock plastic bags.. Roll Eyes
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Reply #2 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 8:39am
 
As I understand it they will be having a "get used to it" range of phase in - wait for it - plastic bags.
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Reply #3 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 8:44am
 
bogarde73 wrote on Jul 15th, 2017 at 8:39am:
As I understand it they will be having a "get used to it" range of phase in - wait for it - plastic bags.




ahhhhh the good old plastic bag when you dont want a plastic bag   got it?....

its weird how everything becomes acceptable when you pay for it.. Smiley
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Reply #4 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 8:46am
 
Canberra stopped allowing plastic bags, many years ago.

I use these to carry the groceries in:

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and buy these for "bin liners":

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Reply #5 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 8:49am
 

Stupid move.

I reuse every single plastic bag I get from Woollies.

Now I'll have to buy plastic bin liners (which are a thicker, less biodegradable plastic), and they'll only be used once.

This is designed to make people feel good - nothing else.

If IGA stores keep giving out plastic bags, I'll switch to them.

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Reply #6 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 9:02am
 
Neferti wrote on Jul 15th, 2017 at 8:46am:
Canberra stopped allowing plastic bags, many years ago.

I use these to carry the groceries in:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/8530458-1x1-940x940.jpg

and buy these for "bin liners":

https://wowprodmedia002aae.azureedge.net/content/wowproductimages/large/229796.j...



I was thinking they mean the ones you fill yourself as well nef?...isnt that all plastic?....
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Reply #7 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 9:05am
 
Re-usable plastic bags are actually worse for the environment than the disposable ones. This is a massive coup for the supermarkets. They get to charge you for something that used to be free and harm the environment while posturing as being environmentally friendly.

No wonder they are doing it voluntarily.
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Reply #8 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 9:20am
 
Why would Woolies want to supply free plastic bags when they can make a quid selling the reusable ones.

Most of us in Canberra end up with our car boots full of bloody green bags and still occasionally forget to take them into Woolies and end up buying more.

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Reply #9 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 9:27am
 
Seems strange their all doing it at the same time, not leaving the consumer a choice.

Its the oligarchy again............................ Angry
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Reply #10 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 9:46am
 
Redmond Neck wrote on Jul 15th, 2017 at 9:20am:
Why would Woolies want to supply free plastic bags when they can make a quid selling the reusable ones.

Most of us in Canberra end up with our car boots full of bloody green bags and still occasionally forget to take them into Woolies and end up buying more.

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thats me...had to buy one yesterday  I go in for 3 things and come out with 3 bags full...I bet the bloody things are all made in China as well.
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Reply #11 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 10:03am
 
Use empty bread bags, milk cartons or empty chip/frozen vegie bags for rubbish.  Line kitchen tidy bins with newspaper.

I remember when the 'green' cloth bags were first introduced into supermarkets and were reported to contain dangerously high levels of Formaldeyde.
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Reply #12 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 10:05am
 
I really don't like the big bags for vegies either and I don't like storing my vegies in plastic.

I would rather have cloth bags like little kid's library bags.   There's an idea!!
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Reply #13 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 10:30am
 
Black Orchid wrote on Jul 15th, 2017 at 10:05am:
I really don't like the big bags for vegies either and I don't like storing my vegies in plastic.

I would rather have cloth bags like little kid's library bags.   There's an idea!!




trouble is they would need washing every do often...

remember the string bags...lol...lets hope whatever they are trying to achieve they get it right this time...

I am a cynic  I think!
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Reply #14 - Jul 15th, 2017 at 10:39am
 
The grey plastic bags that Woolies use now breakdown & crumble even when kept out of the light.

I reuse everyone of them.

This isn't about being "green & clean".

It's all about making money from selling you the other "plastic bags" or the no better reusable ones.

Oh & those reusable bags would take longer to break down in the environment.

And have you seen the state of some of the bags that people bring in & put on the checkout counters?

Absolutely filthy.
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