Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • MSE Naomi
    • By MSE Naomi 10th Jun 19, 3:25 PM
    • 329Posts
    • 74Thanks
    MSE Naomi
    0 WOW
    Aldi to run paper and compostable bag trial across all stores
    • #1
    • 10th Jun 19, 3:25 PM
    0 WOW
    Aldi to run paper and compostable bag trial across all stores 10th Jun 19 at 3:25 PM
    Aldi will be launching a trial of paper and compostable carrier bags across its stores, after it stopped selling 5p plastic bags earlier this year...
    Read the full story:
    'Aldi to run paper and compostable bag trial across all stores'

    Click reply below to discuss. If you haven’t already, join the forum to reply.
Page 1
    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 11th Jun 19, 7:02 AM
    • 1,038 Posts
    • 2,328 Thanks
    duncanthedog
    • #2
    • 11th Jun 19, 7:02 AM
    • #2
    • 11th Jun 19, 7:02 AM
    Do people still even buy bags anymore?
    You would think that people would have switched to 'bags for life' or keep a container in the back of the car like dad does.
  • archived user
    • #3
    • 11th Jun 19, 8:16 AM
    • #3
    • 11th Jun 19, 8:16 AM
    Do people still even buy bags anymore?
    You would think that people would have switched to 'bags for life' or keep a container in the back of the car like dad does.
    Originally posted by duncanthedog
    Friend works for one of the big 4 supermarket chains and sees the same customers coming in without bags - probably never reused a bag in their lives. Another friend lives in flats with communal bins and often sees supermarket and other retailers - Wilko, Poundland etc bags for life as rubbish bags all clearly new looking. Obviously these tenants got more money than sense as bin bags are cheaper than bags for life.
    • tboo
    • By tboo 11th Jun 19, 6:34 PM
    • 1,007 Posts
    • 4,723 Thanks
    tboo
    • #4
    • 11th Jun 19, 6:34 PM
    • #4
    • 11th Jun 19, 6:34 PM
    Do people still even buy bags anymore?
    You would think that people would have switched to 'bags for life' or keep a container in the back of the car like dad does.
    Originally posted by duncanthedog

    Combination of lots of things I suppose



    Lazyiness to adapt

    Impluse shopping while out/during lunch hour etc - My daughter is one of these, I tell her to get a reusable one but she doesn't often have a bag with her to carry a bag IFYSWIM

    Don't have the car with them so forget to bring them
    etc etc


    Shops shouldn't have the plastic bags to buy full stop then people would have to change, my mum's generation didn't have them and we are going that way again - for the better


    I love my string bags that I have had for years, handy things they are
    “You’re only here for a short visit.
    Don’t hurry, don't worry and be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”
    Walter Hagen


    • JRjunior
    • By JRjunior 13th Jun 19, 1:43 PM
    • 6 Posts
    • 8 Thanks
    JRjunior
    • #5
    • 13th Jun 19, 1:43 PM
    Own Bags
    • #5
    • 13th Jun 19, 1:43 PM
    I Just take my own bags anyway
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 12th Jul 19, 12:57 PM
    • 16,966 Posts
    • 145,282 Thanks
    JackieO
    • #6
    • 12th Jul 19, 12:57 PM
    • #6
    • 12th Jul 19, 12:57 PM
    Combination of lots of things I suppose



    Lazyiness to adapt
    Shops shouldn't have the plastic bags to buy full stop then people would have to change, my mum's generation didn't have them and we are going that way again - for the better
    I love my string bags that I have had for years, handy things they are
    Originally posted by tboo
    Spot on I have always taken my own bags when shopping even before they started asking folk to pay for them It's just easier if you have your own bags. When I was a little girl many,many moons ago back in the 1940s if you didn't take a string bag with you to the shops you may have missed the opportunity to buy something as rationing was still on then

    The odd times you had to buy a brown paper carrier bag (2d) it was reused until it almost fell apart then was used as a fire lighter, nothing was ever wasted back then
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 12th Jul 19, 2:23 PM
    • 4,743 Posts
    • 38,327 Thanks
    TravellingAbuela
    • #7
    • 12th Jul 19, 2:23 PM
    • #7
    • 12th Jul 19, 2:23 PM
    Ha ha I remember those string bags! The more veg you bought, the heavier they got and consequently stretched! By the time you got home they were almost trailing on the floor!
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

4,125Posts Today

6,276Users online

Martin's Twitter