Environment

Woolworths Plastic Bags

Environment

Posted by: 3lions

29th Jun 2018 08:35pm

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!

Comments 21

Nomi_Nation
  • 10th Feb 2021 01:00pm

As I don’t have a mode of fast transport I rely on public transport to commute. If I do have to buy groceries, 15c is not much of a worry as I am glad single use bags are banned. These new bags are much sturdier and can be reused.

PGS
PGS
  • 3rd Feb 2021 07:16pm

I keep a shopping type bag in each bag (backpak, shoulder bag...) for those 'Damn, I forgot to get..' moments

Ashash
Ashash
  • 30th Nov 2019 03:36pm

I think Woolworths need to increase the price of the new stronger plastic bags bc the amount of people that use these like single use bags is ridiculous and they are even worse for the environment

sidra
sidra
  • 20th Apr 2019 08:34pm

Hi i sell eco friendly bags made of organic cotton / polyester at wholesale prices .. i also sell bamboo toothbrushes...if you are interested to buy at cheaper rate please email me at jillbyeco@gmail.com

Jabucat
Jabucat
  • 13th Feb 2019 09:37pm

Oh to add to this. We use paper bags for everything else. We put the cat's left-over fishy food in the deep freeze until bin day and yes, in a paper bag. We keep all vegie peels, cut offs etc. for the boy behind us and feeds this to his chickens, and yes, we put this in a paper bag. Know those ridiculously expensive bags you get in some stores with the string handles, even when you say you don't want a bag? Use them for this. Paper bags from Hello Fresh? Use them. Cold storage bag from Hello Fresh? Use that too. 'Nuf sed!

sidra
sidra
  • 20th Apr 2019 08:37pm
Oh to add to this. We use paper bags for everything else. We put the cat's left-over fishy food in the deep freeze until bin day and yes, in a paper bag. We keep all vegie peels, cut offs etc. for...

Hi Jaucat .. i am a wholesale seller of eco friendly bags and toothbrushes..if you are interested to buy please shoot me an email at jillbyeco@gmail.com

Jabucat
Jabucat
  • 13th Feb 2019 09:33pm

I agree and if the 3rd world countries can do it what's wrong with the 1st world? Full of people with the 'gimme' disease. Gimme this, gimme that. Laziness to of course. It is not difficult, and if it meant you had to bring your own stubbie holder for your beer, you would keep that in a reachable spot and not forget to have it with you. Bad luck selfish people, but it is here to stay, and I'm glad the plastic bag ban is here. Pity those 15c ones are plastic too. In fact, I think they are free at Coles!! Pathetic.

mare
mare
  • 8th Feb 2019 03:14pm

About time...

Victor31610127
Victor31610127
  • 4th Dec 2018 08:17pm

Were still using plastic bags were just paying for it now 15 cents were getting ripped off

sidra
sidra
  • 20th Apr 2019 08:43pm
Were still using plastic bags were just paying for it now 15 cents were getting ripped off

I sell eco friendly bags at cheaper rate shoot me an email at jillbyeco@gmail.com

Peter
Peter
  • 26th Sep 2018 04:23pm

Excellent idea but a bit frustrating if I do a small shop unexpectedly.

sidra
sidra
  • 20th Apr 2019 08:42pm
Excellent idea but a bit frustrating if I do a small shop unexpectedly.

I sell eco friendly bags made of organic cotton and polyester at very cheap price. Shoot me an email at jillbyeco@gmail.com

dlaurence1
dlaurence1
  • 14th Jul 2018 10:25am

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

sidra
sidra
  • 20th Apr 2019 08:40pm
I bought reusable bags 6 years ago and I am still using them. There is no need to buy or use plastic bags.

Hi i sell eco friendly bags at very cheap price . Please shoot me an email Jillbyeco@gmail.com

Ashar
Ashar
  • 8th Jul 2018 10:25am

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?

sidra
sidra
  • 20th Apr 2019 08:39pm
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...

Hi Ashar i sell eco friendly bags at wholesale prices if you are interested please shoot me an email at jillbyeco@gmail.com

3lions
3lions
  • 14th Jul 2018 10:42am
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...

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.
Cheers

Joe31451708
Joe31451708
  • 10th Jul 2018 11:39am
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...

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!

caznjj
caznjj
  • 6th Jul 2018 09:56pm

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.

3lions
3lions
  • 26th Sep 2018 04:38pm
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...

Hi craznjj, thanks for your reply. Yes I am like you & have many times just put my items back into the trolley, as I've always got spare bags in the car. I don't understand why it's so difficult for other people? Here in SA, we are usually the last to implement things, so I was surprised that it had been 10 years since we stopped. Where does the time go. Appreciate your thoughts :)
Thanks again

3lions
3lions
  • 8th Jul 2018 11:04am
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...

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 :)

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