The situation to change from thin recyclable bags to thick, non-recyclable bags is OUTRAGEOUS. It is opportunistic for supermarkets to now charge for bags that are WORSE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT than the ones they replace. Make the supermarkets bring back the biodegradable bags and ban these new ones they are making a fortune out of selling !
Our decision now will impact the future dramatically. We need to be responsible and actually follow through and ban plastic bags! Plastic is detrimental to the ecosystem and we do NOT need it! Far superior materials exist, it is time to utilize them!
And while we’re at it please can we ban ridiculous giveaway miniature plastic crap in plastic wrapping that will end up in landfill as quickly as you can say boo to a goose. (I’m talking to you Coles although McDonalds have a lot to answer for.)