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    • dowright
    • By dowright 7th Sep 17, 4:05 PM
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    Morrisons has ended "Bags for Life"
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    • 7th Sep 17, 4:05 PM
    Morrisons has ended "Bags for Life" 7th Sep 17 at 4:05 PM
    Hi all,

    I've found out that Morrison (the supermarket) is no longer offering bags for life.
    They've changed the design on their 10p (ish) bags, all the old ones will be honoured and exchanged for the new design. Once you have this new bag, it won't be replaced for free.
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    • stuartJo1989
    • By stuartJo1989 8th Sep 17, 9:33 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 9:33 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 9:33 PM
    If you only have a week to live it is probably still going to be considered a "bag for life"

    Or, if you count the time it takes for plastic to decompose, you could probably actually call it a "bag for 6 lives"
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 8th Sep 17, 9:37 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 9:37 PM
    Having accumulated approx 800 bags for life, this is untroubling.

    I do hate bags for life though, they are 'too good' for what you actually need a lot of the time. People buy bags at the supermarket because they've forgotten their bags, not because they don't own any. Thin bags use much less plastic and so more environmentally friendly in the real world.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 8th Sep 17, 9:56 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 9:56 PM
    I regret this, largely on the grounds that I enjoy the varying aesthetics.

    Still, if I am to collect pretty bags & only pay ten pence a time for them new, at least I'm not despoiling the environment nor bluing my money on more expensive totes.

    I don't mind 10 pence for a bag that I can fold & reuse several times, that can handle a load of tins once (if not always twice) and that amuses the eye. A shame - I think the variety adds to life.
    • JReacher1
    • By JReacher1 8th Sep 17, 9:58 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 9:58 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 9:58 PM
    I always feel a bit of a money waster at the supermarket as when I'm spending £80 on a shop I never really see the point of bringing my own bags to save me the 30p it costs me to buy 6 carrier bags.

    It's not enough of a financial penalty to encourage me to resuse the bags.
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 9th Sep 17, 2:23 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 2:23 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 2:23 PM
    I always feel a bit of a money waster at the supermarket as when I'm spending £80 on a shop I never really see the point of bringing my own bags to save me the 30p it costs me to buy 6 carrier bags.

    It's not enough of a financial penalty to encourage me to resuse the bags.
    Originally posted by JReacher1
    A better reason to use the "bags for life", or similar, is that they are made of much stronger plastic. So the bottom doesn't fall out of the bag when you're halfway across the car park.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
    • JReacher1
    • By JReacher1 10th Sep 17, 7:50 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 7:50 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 7:50 AM
    A better reason to use the "bags for life", or similar, is that they are made of much stronger plastic. So the bottom doesn't fall out of the bag when you're halfway across the car park.
    Originally posted by Ectophile
    In 45 years of shopping this has never happened to me.

    You must overpack.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 10th Sep 17, 10:15 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 10:15 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 10:15 AM
    In 45 years of shopping this has never happened to me.

    You must overpack.
    Originally posted by JReacher1
    Same here, I've never had an old plastic bag do this.
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