Aldi scraps 5p plastic bags - MSE News

Aldi has stopped selling 5p single-use plastic bags across its UK stores, which it says will remove 80 million plastic bags from circulation every year...
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  • wavelets
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    Aldi has stopped selling 5p single-use plastic bags across its UK stores, which it says will remove 80 million plastic bags from circulation every year.
    Over one billion ‘bags for life’ sold undermine government efforts to reduce plastic waste...
    https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/plastic-bag-for-life-waste-5p-charge-michael-gove-iceland-tesco-pollution-a8699441.html
  • System
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    There are many people that still have never bothered to bring their own bags . My friends that work for supermarkets have noticed this. It;s almost 3,5 years now. How hard can it be not to drill this thing into their minds? Obviously got more money than sense.
  • PasturesNew
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    There are many people that still have never bothered to bring their own bags . My friends that work for supermarkets have noticed this. It;s almost 3,5 years now. How hard can it be not to drill this thing into their minds? Obviously got more money than sense.

    Some people don't expect to be shopping, but find themselves needing to, or find themselves wandering in a shop and thinking "I'll shop now" :)

    Also, some use those bags at home for all manner of little jobs round the house, like lining bins or cat litter trays.... so they might even do it deliberately.
  • VfM4meplse
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    Some people don't expect to be shopping, but find themselves needing to, or find themselves wandering in a shop and thinking "I'll shop now" :)
    That's me, I have umpteen hessian bags yet they stay on my hooks / in the car boot. But I fully accept that keeping a re-usable one on my handbag isn't out of the question, I've been lazy because it's been the easy option so the fault is entirely mine.

    Tbf in Lidl and Aldi filling up a cardboard box is easy enough though.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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  • Norman_Castle
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    edited 9 February 2019 at 10:19PM
    Charging 10p rather than 5p for a bag unsurprisingly makes little difference especially to customers spending vastly more on their shopping. An average family shop is £60 and fills 5? bags so an extra 25p over the cheaper bags which as a proportion of the overall cost is tiny and clearly irrelevant to many. A larger family shop makes the cost of either bags an even smaller percentage of the overall cost.
    Making the bags £1 each would be a proper incentive to reusing them, at present lazy indifference is easily affordable.
  • Woolco
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    Non story.

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  • LameWolf
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    Some people don't expect to be shopping, but find themselves needing to, or find themselves wandering in a shop and thinking "I'll shop now" :)
    I keep one of those bags that folds up and tucks into its own integral pouch in my handbag for just such occasions. It takes up very little room and weighs next to nothing.
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.;)
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