With supermarkets no longer providing free, single-use plastic bags from today this mum has shared her clever trick when doing the shopping.
As of today customers will have to either pay 15 cents for a re-usable plastic bag, $0.99 – $2.50 for a material bag or bring their own bag or box to carry their groceries.
Queensland and Western Australia are implementing statewide bag bans from July 1, following earlier bans by South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
Victoria has announced a ban but provided no timeline.
One mum has shared what she does to save on all that plastic.
Mum of two, Kat Abianac, today shared on her Facebook page that she leaves two plastic laundry tubs in the car ready to offload the groceries into.
Kat wrote, “By now you’ve heard the news that plastic grocery bags are GONE as of tomorrow! What now?
Here’s my old hack I’ll be returning to- add 2-3 laundry baskets to the boot of your car, and you don’t even need bags. Unload them straight from the trolley into the baskets. I did this at ALDI for years!
I for one am pretty stoked for the change.
I only ever used bags
a) out of laziness
b) forgetting my green bags (constantly)
b) because my groceries were just automatically loaded into them at Woolworths or Coles.
This eliminates the need to remember anything- just make sure you return the washing baskets to your car boot.”
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