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    Sainsburys got rid of clear plastic bags in bakery and produce
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    • 30th Sep 19, 11:39 AM
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    Sainsburys got rid of clear plastic bags in bakery and produce 30th Sep 19 at 11:39 AM
    As from today, Monday 30th Sept, Sainsburys have got rid of their clear produce bags from bakery for loose rolls etc and in the produce. Customers either can bring their own bags, buy them loose or buy one of the reusable produce bags for 30p. These bags are made from one 500ml plastic bottle. I have checked online and many on Amazon are almost twice the price for them - £10 for 18.

    My friend works for Sainsburys has forewarned a few customers who use these produce bags willy nilly such as cabbages and cauliflower - Sainsburys got rid of the bags from these earlier this year. Most gave a stare of horror. She is not looking forward to the moans
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    • notbritishgas
    • By notbritishgas 30th Sep 19, 12:32 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 12:32 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 12:32 PM
    Yes I noticed today that the clear bags on the vegetable aisle were missing and the 30p ones prominently on show!
    However they had not taken away the brown paper ones used for mushrooms ideal for my carrots.
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    • By Catcrazy 30th Sep 19, 3:02 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 3:02 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 3:02 PM
    So glad to hear this,there are times when I don't buy products because of the packaging. It is difficult at times and I have had ' the look's from shop assistants because I have taken items to the till without using the plastic bags.
    As a family we are trying so hard to avoid plastic as much as possible.it is often more expensive but I often do without certain items rather than use plastic where possible .I hope all manufacturers and shops will pay more attention,use glass,or metal containers instead of plastic and have refills for suitable items.
    Well done Sainsbury's
    • maman
    • By maman 30th Sep 19, 4:26 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 4:26 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 4:26 PM
    It's not a bad idea but some warning might have been helpful or did I miss it? Why not give out paper bags?

    I was in Sainsburys on Saturday and noticed in passing they had scales for weighing the loose produce. Are they like the ones in French SMs that churn out a label with the price on? How would that work without a bag?

    ETA: Just had another thought, does the loose stuff get weighed again at the checkout? And what about at self service which seems to be mushrooming at my store?

    Can't help but be cynical about all this. I think they call it green washing when it's really a money saving exercise.
    Last edited by maman; 30-09-2019 at 4:29 PM.
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    • By luvchocolate 30th Sep 19, 6:40 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 6:40 PM
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    It was quite amusing today to watch loose mushrooms rolling all over the conveyor belt!
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    • By A. Badger 30th Sep 19, 7:05 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 7:05 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 7:05 PM
    Well, that's just one more reason not to shop at Sainsbury's.

    I used to think the company needed the services of a competent CEO. A psychiatrist specialising in self-harm cases seems more appropriate now.
    • Westin
    • By Westin 30th Sep 19, 8:06 PM
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    I have no problem losing the plastic bags in the vegetable and fruit area but surely a brown paper bag should be available for the bakery products. I don’t fancy just placing bread and pastry items in a dirty old basket or trolley. I just would not buy them.

    I’d agree that this could be another greenwash exercise. I wonder if they will still use those heavy moulded plastic containers for certain bakery items, like 4 pain au chocolates.

    I am all for cutting and reducing plastic waste but not at the expense of hygiene and food safety. Not wrapping items (such as bread and pastries) which will be directly eaten and clearly can’t be washed before consumption is I think a step too far.
    • Zandoni
    • By Zandoni 30th Sep 19, 11:21 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 11:21 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 11:21 PM
    I use the self scan and I buy at least 5 different loose vegetables, what a pain that will be.


    It is funny how they advertise that they will be saving the planet, when they got us all used to it in the first place.
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    • By Zandoni 30th Sep 19, 11:23 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 11:23 PM
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    • 30th Sep 19, 11:23 PM
    I have no problem losing the plastic bags in the vegetable and fruit area but surely a brown paper bag should be available for the bakery products. I donít fancy just placing bread and pastry items in a dirty old basket or trolley. I just would not buy them.

    Iíd agree that this could be another greenwash exercise. I wonder if they will still use those heavy moulded plastic containers for certain bakery items, like 4 pain au chocolates.

    I am all for cutting and reducing plastic waste but not at the expense of hygiene and food safety. Not wrapping items (such as bread and pastries) which will be directly eaten and clearly canít be washed before consumption is I think a step too far.
    Originally posted by Westin

    They will be providing paper bags for breads etc
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 1st Oct 19, 1:05 PM
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    I use the self scan and I buy at least 5 different loose vegetables, what a pain that will be.


    It is funny how they advertise that they will be saving the planet, when they got us all used to it in the first place.
    Originally posted by Zandoni
    There's nothing to stop you bringing in the five bags you used last week and re-using them, or brigning your own bags from home, or making a one-off purchase of the 30p ones.
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
    • Zandoni
    • By Zandoni 1st Oct 19, 7:49 PM
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    There's nothing to stop you bringing in the five bags you used last week and re-using them, or brigning your own bags from home, or making a one-off purchase of the 30p ones.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    Still a pain though.
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