Coles resumes charging for plastic bags – Australia

Posted on August 31, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

COLES has resumed charging customers for its 15-cent reusable bags from today.

Source: Coles resumes charging for plastic bags

Coles then extended its bag giveaway past Woolworths before backflipping entirely on the bag ban by announcing it would give the heavier bags away for free, apparently indefinitely.

That sparked outrage from environmental groups, forcing the supermarket to backflip on its backflip, announcing an end date for the free giveaway period of August 29.

“Complimentary bags were an interim measure to help customers make the transition to reusable bags, and complimentary bags are no longer being offered,” a spokesman said.

If only they would have stuck to their original commitment this would all have been moved on and be in the past now.  It is such a minor thing people will soon move on to other issues.