Saturday, February 24, 2007

Say No to Plastic Bags

Do you take reusable bags to the supermarket? I'm amazed how few people do - it is quite depressing standing at the checkout feeling like you're the only person who cares :(

With the notable exceptions of:
The Golden Bay region -thanks to the efforts of the Golden Bay Bag ladies and the local council

Pak 'n Save supermarkets charge for plastic bags, so the majority of their shoppers use reusable bags or cardboard boxes.

The other supermarkets have made a token effort by sell reusable bags but whilst they continue to offer FREE plastic bags - they're missing the point.

Just imagine if the NZ government adopted the same policy as they do in Ireland - taxing plastic bags! I bet the change to reusable bags would be instant. That's my rant for today.

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