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Woolworths plastic bags

Hi, I'm just really amazed how much things have changed in 10 years. The hysterical reactions to Woolworths stopping the use of plastic bags & now because of this hysterical reaction they are giving away for next 10 days the 15 cent bags for free. In South Australia it's been 10 years since we fased out the plastic bags & went to re usable bags. How things have changed. There was no hysterical reaction in this state via social media, we just got on with the change, sure we might have forgotten to bring our bags a few times, & now it's just second nature. If we did forget, 15 cents for his sake isn't going to break me. Just shows the joke that is social media! These people carrying on seriously need to get a life!

Last reply: 14th Jul 2018 / 6 replies / Post by 3lions

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caznjj

Posted by: caznjj
Posted: 6th Jul 2018

caznjj says: I am in NSW and have been using my own bags for years and years. Even before "green bags" were being sold, I used to take my plastic bags back to the store and use them again and again till they broke. Oh I got some strange looks from the staff!
Seriously it's not difficult to get into the habit of carrying bags. And if (like me) you never take enough bags into the shop with you, just take the trolley to the car and load into the bags in your boot. Reply

3lions

Posted by: 3lions
Posted: 8th Jul 2018

caznjj says: I am in NSW and have been using my own bags for years and years. Even before "green bags" were being sold, I used to take my plastic bags back to the store and use them again and again till they...

3lions says: It's nice to know that I'm not the only one. I actually read this that Woolworths are giving the bags away So.... people can adjust to the change,as it's not easy trying to remember to bring your bags, then to try & to bring the right amount of bags! I mean seriously! Talk about pandering to these people, well that seems to be the way these days. Like yourself I've been doing this for years & I'm still ok. Sometimes you just have to laugh.
Thanks for your reply :) Reply

Ashar

Posted by: Ashar
Posted: 8th Jul 2018

Ashar says: They are not stopping the use of plastic bags, they are selling them. The substitution of bio degradable single use plastic bags with another thicker plastic bag is no solution to the problem of plastic being an environmental hazard to the environment we live in. What surprised me is that Woolworth's replacement reusable plastic bags are being imported from Germany and other countries. Why aren't they being sourced from Australia? Why aren't recycled brown paper bags being used instead? Reply

Joe31451708

Posted by: Joe31451708
Posted: 10th Jul 2018

Ashar says: They are not stopping the use of plastic bags, they are selling them. The substitution of bio degradable single use plastic bags with another thicker plastic bag is no solution to the problem of...

Joe31451708 says: I think one of the bigger concerns is that this is a thinly disguised way to increase income. Sure the environment is the main consideration or should be but the stores have gone through the range of gouging more money from people and this is yet another aspect of that. Office works was one of the first when you spent an inordinate amount of money in their store they then under the guise of environmental concern sweetly asked if you would like to buy a bag to carry the ("in access of $100 worth") from their store, (which you chose to shop in). Extra income, less expense of doing business,......So whats next? When we buy milk will we have to supply our own containers to be refilled? It is not a big leap to expect paid parking at shopping centres next.....seeing as you cant park anywhere with out paying now. I wholeheartedly support the protection of the environment but they are replacing plastic bags with plastic bags that are thicker and are charging us for it when in the past they charged us for it by hiding the charge of bags in the retail pricing of goods sold. Now we actually buy a product to buy products from the product seller we give our business to. I would rather buy the bags direct from environmental protection organizations and see a reduction in retail prices due to the shops no longer providing bags to sell the goods they make money from selling. This is not an environmental strategy, just as the recycling of household waste wasnt either - i wonder where the recycled materials go and at what price paid and who gets it and what is it used for? Transparent government would itemise all of this and show us what our combined efforts and good intentions actually produce.....transparent government , now theres a contradiction in terms! Reply

3lions

Posted by: 3lions
Posted: 14th Jul 2018

Joe31451708 says: I think one of the bigger concerns is that this is a thinly disguised way to increase income. Sure the environment is the main consideration or should be but the stores have gone through the range...

3lions says: Hi Joe, I almost choked on my weetbix... Transparent government, now you're really asking for the impossible :)
Here in SA we already have to pay for parking in Westfield shopping centres!
I agree what is next, getting our own cows maybe an option, it's just a joke. I am just staggered how nowadays everyone is pandered too.
This is changing, move on & get on with it... Oh no, can't have that, so let's give the bags for free & not upset people, now oh let's give Woolworths rewards customers extra 2 points PER bag, for being such good children & bringing your own bags, cause it's such a difficult thing to do, I'm mean give me strength!
People outraged, I'm not shopping here again , so don't then? You have a couple other options which will also stop the free plastic bags, what then? Maybe move to another country that still gives out the bags... Just a joke.
Couldn't agree with your comments more Joe, appreciate your reply.
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dlaurence1

Posted by: dlaurence1
Posted: 14th Jul 2018

dlaurence1 says: I bought reusable bags 6 years ago and I am still using them. There is no need to buy or use plastic bags. Reply

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