Woolworths & Coles to Ban Plastic Bags
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We need to ban plastic bags at both Woolworths and Coles super market outlets. Both companies are mindlessly competing against each other to win over the Australian population and one will not remove convenience such as plastic bags without the other out of fear of losing customers (money).
"Australians use 3.92 billion plastic bags a year, that's over 10 million new bags being used every day. An estimated 3.76 billion bags or 20,700 tonnes of plastic are disposed of in landfill sites throughout Australia every year. Australians dump 7,150 recyclable plastic bags into landfills every minute or 429,000 bags every hour.
It is estimated that around 50 million bags enter the Australian litter stream every year. Unless they are collected, they remain in the environment and accumulate at a staggering rate. If these 50 million plastic bags were made into a single plastic sheet, it would be big enough to cover the Melbourne CBD."
Big changes like this to mainstream supermarkets will not only benefit the planet but will raise awareness of these issues among every day consumers which will trickle down to being conscious in other ways!
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