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    Default Plastic Shopping Bags

    Remember a few short years back when plastic bags were about to destroy the world and everyone was encouraged/coerced into using those special green "save the world" shopping bags sold in the supermarkets at, collectively, no small expense? As I recall, in the local supermarkets, if you did not use the new bags people gave you a funny look. Several other businesses introduced an extra charge for their previously free plastic shopping bags.
    Whatever happened to all that? They have all but disappeared around this area.

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    Default Re: Plastic Shopping Bags

    They found that 8 million flax kits a week in the landfill was a bit of a problem too.
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    Default Re: Plastic Shopping Bags

    Perhaps they simply changed to a more environmentally friendly plastic? Hell there was one bag in the sleepout the other day that turned into plastic crisps and completely disintegrated.

    Still I do use my enviro-bags. They're pretty useful. Especially the chilly ones.

    although edit - i think part of the issue was getting people to remember to bring them. Force of habit I guess.
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    Default Re: Plastic Shopping Bags

    Plastic shopping bags do have their uses. I use plastic shopping bags as rubbish bin liners in my kitchen. When full of rubbish I then throw the bag into my wheelie bin.

    Even though the Supermarkets and the Warehouse no longer give you free shopping bags to put your goodies into I still manage to get sufficient plastic shopping bags from other stores who do supply free plastic shopping bags.

    I carry two empty cardboard boxes in the boot of my car to pack groceries in as I am too stingy to pay 5c for a shopping bag. I think that the supermarkets have found a way to get rid of cardboard boxes.
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    Default Re: Plastic Shopping Bags

    Bobh best answer. I too carry a couple of cardboard apple boxes. Makes things so easy.

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    Default Re: Plastic Shopping Bags

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobh View Post
    the Warehouse no longer give you free shopping bags
    The Warehouse do charge $0.10 a bag, but - that is donated to local charities, sports clubs and schools etc, who can benefit into the $1000's just from their local store.
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    I have an idea that the Supermarkets might also use the money collected for donations to charity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobh View Post

    Even though the Supermarkets no longer give you free shopping bags .
    Um, Countdown does. Pak N Save only charges in the Nth Island, not the Sth.
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    Default Re: Plastic Shopping Bags

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Um, Countdown does. Pak N Save only charges in the Nth Island, not the Sth.
    Really? What gives with that? I dont see why the south shouldnt pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iantech View Post
    Really? What gives with that? I dont see why the south shouldnt pay.
    Yeah double standards. Beats me why.
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