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5p bag charge - your views

edited 2 October 2015 at 10:59AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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  • LeeUKLeeUK Forumite
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    fuzzgun19 wrote: »
    I forgot my bag this morning in Morrisons, too much to carry, so just took it all out to the car in the hand basket, put it onto a bag in my car and left the basket in the trolley bay!

    I will NOT pay 5p for a bag.

    If I'd not had the car I would have crammed as much as I could into my handbag.

    You think you are so self important that you couldn't even return the basket properly, instead choosing to dump it in the trolley bay.

    If it was up to me I would ban you from the store.
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    TheBanker wrote: »
    My Morrisons has the empty fruit boxes stacked behind the checkouts for you to take - these are fine for carrying a few items out to the car if you forget a bag.

    I saw someone helping himself to carrier bags from the recycling bin in Asda. I don't think I'd want to put my groceries in someone else's old bag, which they had deemed only worthy of recycling. (I assume people who make the effort to take bags back for recycling will only do so when the bag is not usable any more)

    I have taken bags from the recycling bin, got two bags for life which looked brand new.
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    I have taken bags from the recycling bin, got two bags for life which looked brand new.

    Yuk, who knows what they were used for.
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    Zandoni wrote: »
    Yuk, who knows what they were used for.
    Really don't see the problem!
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    Really don't see the problem!

    They could of been used for anything, not a way I'd save 20p
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    Whats all the fuss about bags for meat ? I don't know any supermarket that will give you meat which is unwrapped, why does it need to go into another bag before it goes into your own shopping bag ? Overkill if you ask me. When my supermarket gives me a piece of raw meat without packaging then i'll kick up a stink.
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    meer53 wrote: »
    Whats all the fuss about bags for meat ? I don't know any supermarket that will give you meat which is unwrapped, why does it need to go into another bag before it goes into your own shopping bag ? Overkill if you ask me. When my supermarket gives me a piece of raw meat without packaging then i'll kick up a stink.

    I put meat I buy in a carrier bag and then throw it away, there's too much evidence showing that the outside of food packaging is contaminated.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/8279420/Outer-packaging-of-chicken-covered-in-bacteria-study-finds.html
  • Nick_C wrote: »

    Shops are allowed to give you a carrier bag FOC for uncooked meat or fish if they want to.

    It's a single use bag, it doesn't define that it should be a carrier bag, the small bag used in the fruit and veg department is still a single use bag.
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    LeeUK wrote: »
    You think you are so self important that you couldn't even return the basket properly, instead choosing to dump it in the trolley bay.

    If it was up to me I would ban you from the store.
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    Zandoni wrote: »
    Yuk, who knows what they were used for.
    Err... carrying shopping??

    If they look clean I don't see the problem with that taking from the recycle heap. They would probably only be going to be recycled into more carriers that some [STRIKE]fools[/STRIKE] people end up paying for!
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