Single-use plastic bags will be a thing of the past at the checkouts of Woolworths and Coles in the next 12 months.
|Woolworths Group chief executive Brad Banducci, right, and Woolworths|
Stores director Michael James with the company's new range of bags.
In a shock announcement on Friday afternoon, Woolworths revealed it would shortly begin phasing out the bags in supermarkets, Big W and BWS stores, with a total ban in place by June 30 next year.
Read the story in today’s Melbourne Age - “Woolworths announces all stores will ban single-use plastic bags within 12 months.”