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  Reply # 2071966 12-Aug-2018 11:47
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rugrat: No more impulse buying for me when I’m out for a walk, don’t think a reusable bag will squash into my pocket.

Is this all shops or just supermarkets, sometimes I get stuff from JB hi fi and it needs an extra large bag?


I would suspect that if you made a significant purchase from a retail store, clothing etc they will give you a “reusable” bag to take it home in. Time will tell how it all works out.

The government is asking for submissions on issues related to the phase out.

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  Reply # 2071967 12-Aug-2018 12:01
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How about banning the plastic bags newspapers are delivered in? This seems crazy.


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  Reply # 2071970 12-Aug-2018 12:21
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Pumpedd:

 

How about banning the plastic bags newspapers are delivered in? This seems crazy.

 

 

 

 

Not in rural areas where they are often thrown from passing cars into the gateway to await the owner's return!






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  Reply # 2071971 12-Aug-2018 12:23
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Some union wallah is in the paper this morning claiming the ban will cost jobs...






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  Reply # 2071973 12-Aug-2018 12:35
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Pumpedd:

 

How about banning the plastic bags newspapers are delivered in? This seems crazy.

 

 

Even when it is raining?


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  Reply # 2071976 12-Aug-2018 12:45
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Pumpedd:

 

How about banning the plastic bags newspapers are delivered in? This seems crazy.

 

 

What's a "newspaper"?


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  Reply # 2072034 12-Aug-2018 14:09
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How about banning the multitude of weekly circulars that are delivered and never looked at (has anybody ever looked at a Warehouse circular). Mine go straight in to recycling. There's the environmental cost of creating, delivering and recycling them all. 

 

I also get free local (but not so local that I'm interested in the contents) papers, some pretty thick, that also go straight in to recycling. I've looked in to canceling them but apparently that's not an option. They just get given to the postie to deliver.


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  Reply # 2072193 12-Aug-2018 16:55
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SJB:

How about banning the multitude of weekly circulars that are delivered and never looked at (has anybody ever looked at a Warehouse circular). Mine go straight in to recycling. There's the environmental cost of creating, delivering and recycling them all. 


I also get free local (but not so local that I'm interested in the contents) papers, some pretty thick, that also go straight in to recycling. I've looked in to canceling them but apparently that's not an option. They just get given to the postie to deliver.



Surely you want to see trees cut down so you can be informed of the price of chicken wings or broccoli?





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  Reply # 2072196 12-Aug-2018 17:10
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I suppose I could stuff them inside the clothes I'm wearing for insulation and then I won't need to use any form of heating.

 

Use them as toilet paper as well.


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  Reply # 2072198 12-Aug-2018 17:20
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[...] while simultaneously things have gotten worse - with regard to a massive increase of single use plastic, cheap plastic crap toys and household goods by the container load sold in discount stores, unserviceable short-lived disposable tech.

 

 

Seriously? You have a problem with poor people being able to afford children's toys and household goods?

 

Wow.

 

And surely it's up to the purchaser, not you, to decide whether something is affordable and value for money to them at the price point it's offered.


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  Reply # 2072276 12-Aug-2018 21:51
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JimmyH:

 

Fred99:

 

[...] while simultaneously things have gotten worse - with regard to a massive increase of single use plastic, cheap plastic crap toys and household goods by the container load sold in discount stores, unserviceable short-lived disposable tech.

 

 

Seriously? You have a problem with poor people being able to afford children's toys and household goods?

 

Wow.

 

And surely it's up to the purchaser, not you, to decide whether something is affordable and value for money to them at the price point it's offered.

 

 

ROFL.  The internet...

 

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  Reply # 2072286 12-Aug-2018 23:47
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Ugh, so how are you guys transporting your fresh meat home without it leaking all over the place? The heavy duty plastic bags from the supermarket are fairly porous and cotton is worthless to contain beef/chicken juice.


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  Reply # 2072297 13-Aug-2018 00:34
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Glass containers. Or even stainless. Putting it in reusable containers is a possibility in the future, but health and safety would be a nightmare.

 

One thing that I don't think has been discussed, is whether plastic is really all that safe to be wrapped around food. Sure there is food safe stuff, but that means that other plastic wasn't food safe. I still think plastic tends to taint the taste of things such as water. We had some plastic water bottles, and when water had been in it for a while, it changed the boiling properties of that water when it was put in the kettle. Basically water boiled out of the nozzle,. We thought it was a faulty kettle, but getting that replaced didn't fix the problem.


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  Reply # 2072304 13-Aug-2018 06:52
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UHD:

Ugh, so how are you guys transporting your fresh meat home without it leaking all over the place? The heavy duty plastic bags from the supermarket are fairly porous and cotton is worthless to contain beef/chicken juice.



There's an argument that meat farming is worse for the environment than driving cars. Perhaps we need to ban meat, that would solve that problem.

But from what i gather its not technically all single use plastic bags. Imagine meat or iPhones and iPads with no shrink wraps or peel shells. And technically what they want to ban are not single use.



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  Reply # 2072320 13-Aug-2018 07:43
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So has anyone been to a country where a ban is in place and can comment how it works in practise? Or uses one of the supermarkets that has stopped using bags?

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