We couldn't be more happier said Hunt and Gather Grocer today on Instagram , twitter and Faceboook
COLES TO FOLLOW WOOLWORTHS | BREAKING NEWS ACROSS THE COUNTRY |BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS #BANTHEBAG
Bags of net-like material have been used by many cultures thought history. For example, free divers have used string bags to collect items to bring treasures to the surface of the sea! they are also used by Indigenous cultures around the globe even in the 21st century.
Up until the 1800's folk used to bring their own bags to stores! The indigenous communities and cultures creatively made net string bags woven from the fibers of plant species of the and It is used for a variety of food transportation.
In the 1940's reusable bags were so on trend!
Tia Hansen Brand ambassador of Hunt and Gather Grocer said to Instagram followers today
Come on 2018!!! Reusable bags will make a comeback, Help!! let us turn back time
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Plans to phase out single-use plastic bags over the next 12 months.
#BREAKING: Woolworths has announced it will phase out plastic bag
#Plasticfreejuly Finally Woolworths is taking responsibility for their pollution!
Plastic is over!
Bags of net-like material have been used by many cultures thought history. For example, free divers have used string bags to collect items to bring treasures to the surface of the sea!
Up until the 1800s shoppers used to bring their own bags to stores! and the indigenous communities and cultures generally made net string bags woven from the fibres of plant species of the and It is used for a variety of food transportation.
In the 1940's reusable bags were so popular!
Today it seems like the era of the shopping bag might be coming to an end. The trend these days is for customers too, once again, bring their own bags. That is when they’re not shopping online.
Coles to follow Woolworths' lead and phase out plastic bags around the country
Updated 38 minutes ago
Supermarket giants Coles and Woolworth's have announced plans to phase out single-use plastic bags over the next 12 months.
Woolworths is currently giving out 3.2 billion lightweight plastic bags per year.
Its decision will affect stores in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.
South Australia, ACT, the Northern Territory and Tasmania have already implemented state-wide bans, and Queensland plans to do so next year.
Woolworths said more durable, re-usable plastic bags would be made available at a cost of 15 cents, along with multi-use hessian bags available.
Announcing the decision in Double Bay, Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci said the decision was about doing the right thing for the environment.
"We've been looking at the feedback we get back from our customers as well as the impact on the environment, and we think it's an incredibly important thing to do," he said.
He said the company expected to begin phasing out the single-use bags starting from next month.
"A year might sound like a long time, but actually not considering ... what we're trying to do," he said.
Just three hours after Woolworths made its announcement, Coles said it would also phase out plastic bags in stores around the country over the next 12 months.
Coles chief customer officer Simon McDowell said the company said it had been working towards the announcement for some time.
"(This decision is) part of our ongoing program to improve environmental outcomes throughout our business," he said.
Clean Up Australia managing director Terrie-Ann Johnson said the decision from the supermarket giants showed there was momentum for the remaining states to implement bans on plastic bags.
"It's showing some leadership and putting pressure on the states that haven't announced the ban to follow this lead," she said.
Mr Banducci said the company expected some customers to be inconvenienced in the short term, but to adjust to the changes.
"Hopefully as they get into the rhythm of the long term of using their own bag or their reusable plastic bag, they'll find it's a much better way to do their shopping," he said.
All stores across the Woolworths Group nationwide - including Woolworths Supermarkets and Metro stores, BIG W, BWS and Woolworths Online - will be covered by the changes.
The phased approach is expected to be completed across Australia by June 30 next year.
ABC | July 13, 2017, | Retrieved July 12, 2017, from http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-14/woolworths-to-phase-out-plastic-bags-around-the-country/8709336
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