Woolworths To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags From Next Year
15 July, 2017, 02:02
Supermarket chain Coles will not be offering customers single-use plastic bags from July 2018.
The decision will affect stores in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.
CEO Brad Banducci said the 3.2 billion bags the group now issues annually will vanish from the network by 30 June, 2018.
The announcement from Coles comes shortly after the supermarket won another worldwide wine award, this time a Double Gold for its St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon, priced at just $6 and fended off competition from far pricier rivals.
The supermarket will now urge shoppers to bring their own bags, otherwise charging 15 cents for a heavier, reusable plastic bag.
The hot race to announce the banning of plastic bags has left one major supermarket lagging behind.
SUPERMARKET giant Woolworths will phase out single-use plastic bags from its Australian supermarkets within a year in a move created to cut costs and help the environment.
Banucci also suggested his chain would be moving away from the plastic packaging of fruits and vegetables saying, "our customers can also expect further commitments in reducing plastic use in all parts of our supply chain, especially in fruit and vegetables".
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The CEO said the company would be working with their staff to make the transition as simple as possible for customers.
The Australian Retailers Association voluntarily introduced a Plastic Shopping Bag Code of Practice between 2003 and 2005 which encouraged the use of "green bags" and was reported to have reduced plastic bag usage by 45 percent.
"It's disappointing that leadership on this issue has come from a large supermarket chain rather than from our politicians", Wockner said. Dan Murphy's and Cellarmasters are already plastic bag free.
Instead of single-use plastic bags, Woolworths will now sell "thicker reusable versions" of plastic bags and cloth bags at the checkout.
South Australia, ACT, the Northern Territory and Tasmania have already implemented state-wide bans.
A petition being circulated online has been signed by more than 160,000 people.
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