By Campbell Seith and Rose Astley
Following the state-wide ban on plastic bags commencing, Coles and Woolworth’s supermarkets are set to remove plastic bags at the check-out in a bid to reduce their impact on the environment. Smaller shops are also joining in, with some providing cotton and branded bags for customers to purchase instead of using plastic that is impacting the environment.
The change will take place on the first of June. The Suncoast Times took to the Sippy Downs Coles and Woolworths car parks to ask the public what they thought.
Glenys: I think it’s a good idea. I’ve been using reusable bags for years. I only like plastic bags to take home and use for my rubbish.
Daniel: It will stop people being lazy, like me. But it’s a good thing because we’re going to be forced to use reusable bags.
Brayden: I think adding bags that weren’t plastic would make some difference. I probably would use bags that weren’t plastic and hopefully everyone else will too.
Quinn: I think replacing the plastic bags is a really good idea. It’s environmentally sustainable. I’ve done a little bit of research for a subject at uni and it will actually reduce taxpayers’ spending by an absolute tonne because people have to spend money on the plastic bags. So, by using reusable bags it’s better for everyone.
Holly: I think it’s good. I just carry everything or bring my own bags. It’s not that hard.