Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Woolworths Bag

This bag came from Mount Gambier when were were there in July. We had forgotten that you don't get free plastic bags in supermarkets in South Australia. I think the bag cost 5 cents and it has been used, reused and reused many times. It is quite strong and folds up neatly. It is also larger than a conventional supermarket plastic bag. I am quite happy to pay 5 cents for such a useful bag.

14 comments:

  1. They have these bags in the UK and they cost 10p each. Two things that make the UK versions better than ours is the fact that when the bag eventually wears out you can take back to where you bought it and they give you a new one, the other is that they come out with seasonal designs etc so the bags are always changing.

    I love mine.

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  2. I'd pay for those too. The one's you get in Target that you have to pay for feel like human skin, they're so flimsy. I would't mind paying if they were strong like yours is.

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  3. They are strong and so handy, I used quite a few when moving recently, I just emptied my fridge and freezer into them then transported the stuff just like I'd been shopping. Our Coles ones are a slightly different type os plastic and cost 15 cents.
    @Fen; the Target bags are biodegradable, that's why they feel that way, they're quite strong though.

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  4. Oh cool River, they feel creepy though!

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  5. Helen, hi. I vaguely recall buying bags at Tescos but I don't think they were very stylish. 10p, twenty cents perhaps is getting up there.

    Fen, yes, their bags are crap. I don't like the feel of them either.

    Fifteen cents River??? Coles is cheating us. While I am often in Coles here, I have not seen them. But nor have I seen the Woollies ones here either.

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  6. A lot of places in California no longer allow plastic bags, and you pay 5 cents for a flimsy plastic bag that you're lucky if you make it home without breaking. Thank goodness Oklahoma knows what's important--here you get all the cheap plastic you want and you don't have to deal with those things on the gas pumps that keep the gas from floating into the air. :) We keep it real simple.

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  7. I've been using those green recycle bags from coles and woolworths. I store 'em in the car on the passenger side floor easy to grab when you go shopping or any thing else :-).

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  8. Towanda, they should give you a boi to carry your purchases to your car. I don't know about these gas devices. I must investigate. I don't think we have them.

    Windsmoke, we use them at times, but still get plastic bags from supermarkets. Do you have to buy plastic bags?

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  9. I keep acquiring new green recyclable bags because I rarely remember to take ones I already have with me when I go to the supermarket. I've got a car boot full of them.

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  10. We always forget to take a bag to the large tin shed hardware store, but you can grab a cardboard box. I see those recycling bags strewn around the streets now, a litter problem in themselves.

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  11. The great irony of the SA ban on plastic bags is that other states don't have it! Like the 10c return on recyclable bottles! These should be national initiatives, shouldn't they??

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  12. The bottle deposit should be nation wide. We used to have it in Victoria and it was a nice little earner for us kiddies.

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  13. There was an uproar at first when we people from Adelaide were told we would have to buy bags, considering supermarkets huge profit. Honestly some still believe that, but we pay for them anyways because there isn't really an alternative. We have about 20 of those bags in our house. The Coles ones are pretty good too.

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  14. Hiedi, now into 2012, the same bag is still being used. I suppose it is good for the environment, but I am sceptical about the stores' motives.

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