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Topic # 239910 10-Aug-2018 11:52
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12104546

Phase-out is to happen over next year. Good to hear. No doubt start of a push to have all single use packaging fully recyclable or home compostible.

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  Reply # 2071198 10-Aug-2018 11:54
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Good! Hopefully single-use bottles will be next.

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  Reply # 2071206 10-Aug-2018 12:01
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I admit I'll need to put a reminder on my front door to grab bags before making a quick trip to Countdown


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2071208 10-Aug-2018 12:08
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This is great I stopped off at New World the other night and got milk and the cashier put it in a plastic bag so I removed it

 

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  Reply # 2071209 10-Aug-2018 12:08
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It's overall a good thing to ban them and reduce our overall use of plastic and plastic packaging. However to call them single use is actually inaccurate.


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  Reply # 2071211 10-Aug-2018 12:11
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A serious question. I am old enough to remember what supermarkets packed in before plastic. It was brown sturdy paper bags. Sure, they wern't perfect but acceptable. Why are we not going back to them? They are surely far more environmentally friendly that reusable bags?

 

I have read that the reusable bags that are on offer are extremely unfriendly in terms of the environmental cost to make them.

 

Seems to me Supermarkets are just trying to make more margin from the plastic bag ban.


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  Reply # 2071223 10-Aug-2018 12:13
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The biggest question appears to be will it just be supermarket/takeaway store thin bags, or whether it will also include "heavier" bags (think bigger JB Hifi bags) and the like.....

 

http://www.mfe.govt.nz/sites/default/files/media/Waste/plastic-bags-consultation-doc.pdf




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  Reply # 2071224 10-Aug-2018 12:14
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DarthKermit:

It's overall a good thing to ban them and reduce our overall use of plastic and plastic packaging. However to call them single use is actually inaccurate.



Using them again, for something like a bin liner, is more a convenience, surely. Why not just use the bin. Arguably more water might be used for cleaning, rinsing the bin but that can be incorporated with other washing.

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  Reply # 2071228 10-Aug-2018 12:21
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Come join me in the fight against single-use condoms





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  Reply # 2071235 10-Aug-2018 12:27
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DjShadow:

 

I admit I'll need to put a reminder on my front door to grab bags before making a quick trip to Countdown

 

 

we keep a bunch of bags in the under floor boot storage in our cars, we kept forgeting until we did this.





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  Reply # 2071248 10-Aug-2018 12:49
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the cynic in me wonders why the supermarkets are so keen to to do this until you read what happened in the UK when the same thing happened. Supermarkets saved $150 million pounds by not providing plastic bags and made around $140 million profit selling the replacement bags.





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  Reply # 2071249 10-Aug-2018 12:51
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Well intentioned, and I am not against the idea, but it won't make a jot of difference to the environment.    NZ was never the problem when it came to ocean pollution with plastics, and people will just go out any buy plastic bags for bin liners, dog droppings, and everything else these 'multi-use' bags were used for so it will achieve absolutely zilch, other than create 'look at me' headlines for the politicians. 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2071262 10-Aug-2018 13:04
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Great, what am I going to use to line my kitchen bins (Plastic bags fit perfectly) and pick up dog poop with now?  

 

 

 

Suppose I can go to the supermarket and buy......plastic bags!!! 


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  Reply # 2071269 10-Aug-2018 13:07
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Great, what am I going to use to line my kitchen bins (Plastic bags fit perfectly) and pick up dog poop with now?  


 


Suppose I can go to the supermarket and buy......plastic bags!!! 



You can buy compostible ones. Or put down some newspaper, then some rubbish, then layers of paper over wet stuff. Yes you have to clean your bin, but doesn’t cost you much extra (cost of newspaper if you exceed your weekly community rag)




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  Reply # 2071270 10-Aug-2018 13:10
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We wrap "wet" rubbish in paper before putting it the bin. We also put a sheet of paper on the bottom of the bin. This is usually the weekly community newspaper. Time spent at sea in our boat showed us a few years back that we needed to change.





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  Reply # 2071271 10-Aug-2018 13:12
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If you haven't already, go out and buy these.

 

http://packingsorted.co.nz/

 

Worth their weight in gold.


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