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    • Ben8282
    • By Ben8282 23rd Nov 19, 6:30 PM
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    Sainsburys 100% increase in cost of carrier bags
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    • 23rd Nov 19, 6:30 PM
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    Sainsburys 100% increase in cost of carrier bags 23rd Nov 19 at 6:30 PM
    Sainsubrys have doubled the price of their carrier bags from 10p to 20p overnight.
    This is getting beyond a joke.
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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 25th Dec 19, 6:55 PM
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    Nope..... just don't sell plastic bags at checkout. Supermarkets are profiteering under the banner of the environment.
    Originally posted by Mr_Singleton
    That's exactly why they all got rid of the 5p bags. They knew they can keep 100% of the profits from the 10p+ bags instead of having to donate it to charity.
    • yksi
    • By yksi 25th Dec 19, 11:14 PM
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    It does remind me of people who get caught by speed cameras and complain it's about the police making money.

    It's not just the number of these reusable bags they're selling is too high - they're looking at individual sales data on our loyalty cards, and seeing that too many individual humans buy a bag every visit. ie they have evidence that 10p is not deterring people from throwing plastic into the bin. As has been said, we remember our keys as we leave the house, we remember our phone. It just needs a small behaviour shift to add "bags" to that checklist as we leave.

    I still manage to collect them... I am pretty good about taking bags with me when I shop, but I'm forever bringing food home from work and somehow, supermarket carrier bags multiply in the hospitality industry (I'm looking at you, hotel guests). Recent favourite, a couple who brought four huge bags of groceries for a one-week stay and left all the heavy-duty Tesco bags behind - the ones with the cloth handles.
    • bhaskar
    • By bhaskar 14th Jan 20, 8:03 PM
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    i have over 300 carrier bags now
    • VoucherMan
    • By VoucherMan 15th Jan 20, 7:04 AM
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    i have over 300 carrier bags now
    Originally posted by bhaskar

    Are you bragging or bemoaning your lack of planning skills?
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 15th Jan 20, 7:24 AM
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    i have over 200 carrier bags
    Originally posted by bhaskar
    i have over 300 carrier bags now
    Originally posted by bhaskar

    Why would you get another 100 carrier bags in one month? How many do you really need for your shopping.

    I have cotton reusable bags.
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    • bhaskar
    • By bhaskar 19th Jan 20, 4:34 PM
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    Why would you get another 100 carrier bags in one month? How many do you really need for your shopping.

    I have cotton reusable bags.
    Originally posted by sarah1972
    when i said i had 200, that was a estimate, was more near to 250

    i have 3 full boxes of new carrier bags that haven't been used yet

    my 4th box already has 32 new carrier bags

    i get them from the charity shop i volunteer at, so i don't have to pay for them
    • SuperMoose
    • By SuperMoose 19th Jan 20, 9:52 PM
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    when i said i had 200, that was a estimate, was more near to 250

    i have 3 full boxes of new carrier bags that haven't been used yet

    my 4th box already has 32 new carrier bags

    i get them from the charity shop i volunteer at, so i don't have to pay for them
    Originally posted by bhaskar
    But why? What do you need that many carrier bags for?
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