Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Coles and Woolworths’ plastic bag ban and the choices that remain

By the end of June, most of Australia’s major supermarkets will have stopped handing out single-use plastic bags.
Woolworths, Coles and the Queensland government are all
phasing out lightweight shopping bags, potentially
 preventing billions ending up in landfill or oceans.
Woolworths, Coles, and the Queensland and Western Australian governments are all phasing out lightweight shopping bags, potentially preventing billions of bags from finding their way into landfill or oceans.

But what is and isn’t being phased out? What are the alternatives, and how effective will the policy be? 


Read the story from The Guardian by Naaman Zhou - “Coles and Woolworths’ plastic bag ban and the choices that remain.”

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