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    Default Woolworths banning free plastic bags - thoughts?

    I definitely think it's a good move, but I'm a little floored by the many comments on social media from people being opposed to it.

    People saying it'll make them switch to shopping at Coles or accusing Woolies of being 'greedy' by charging for plastic bags. Then you've got the folks that are annoyed that they won't be able to have the bags for free bin liners.

    How do you feel about it? I can only see it as a positive move to reduce our society's overuse of plastic.

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    Plastic bags should be banned by law so im all up for it. Great move.

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    It's a huge step in the right direction. Everyone needs to be more aware of how much rubbish we produce by the use of plastic - it's really scary! You'll only forget your green bags a few times when you have to carry it all.

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    Funny how people say they will shop at coles due to this.... but coles announced the same ban not long after Woolworths did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanabananah View Post
    Funny how people say they will shop at coles due to this.... but coles announced the same ban not long after Woolworths did!
    That's good! I didn't realise Coles were doing the same thing.

    Where will all the whingers shop now?!

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    We've had this in Canberra for couple of years and everyone has survived.

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    I think it's great, I'll happily pack my groceries into boxes or reusable bags.

    I do buy bin bags already and I can't see a way around that.

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    I think it's fantastic. I use Woolworths online for my grocery shopping and they use SO many plastic bags, my pantry is stuffed with them because I can't bring myself to just throw them out.
    I was planning to email them suggesting a reusable bag option where we give back the bags when they bring the next delivery and then I saw their announcement so I'm hoping they're planning to implement something similar to that at least.
    Just means that when I duck in a for small top-up shop, I'll have to be better at remembering my reusable bags

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    Default Woolworths banning free plastic bags - thoughts?

    We've had this in South Australia for years now. It's second nature to take reusable bags. We were in Sydney last week and it was so weird being given plastic bags - so wasteful! I'm sure the complainers will get over it soon enough
    ETA SA banned plastic shopping bags in 2009, the rest of the country needs to catch up haha

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    What @gingermille has said. We've had it for years here and whenever we go interstate it's always a shock to be given bags. We take our grocery bags with us and get strange looks. Working in retail aswell we still occasionally have people go off at us de charging for a bag.


 

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