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    Default Anyone changed their supermarket shopping habits lately?

    I have.
    When Countdown stopped providing plastic bags, I started shopping at PaknSave.

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    I've been using non throw-away bags for several years, now, so no change.
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    Yep... moved to home delivery. Far easier and the timesaving more than justifies the $8 (I think) delivery fee.

    they recently moved to shipping goods in paper bags.

    Why are they not offering paper bags instore?

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    They donít give you bags either and you have to pack your own. Canít see the advantage! Why donít you just take some bags with you and save a bit of plastic waste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye View Post
    They donít give you bags either and you have to pack your own. Canít see the advantage! Why donít you just take some bags with you and save a bit of plastic waste?
    Got in the habit of taking all the plastic shopping bags and using them as bin liners. Double use.
    Now, with no plastic bags, I'll have to buy plastic bin liners.
    So the total rubbish output from my home won't change.
    Where is the benefit?
    Countdown have introduced a disruptor - now I have to review how I shop for groceries.
    What is the benefit to me when Countdown stops supplying plastic bags?
    I can't think of any so I'm trying another supermarket which has plastic bags.
    In doing so, I've discovered some PaknSave prices are cheaper than Countdown.
    Unintended consequences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Kane View Post
    I have.
    When Countdown stopped providing plastic bags, I started shopping at PaknSave.
    Dick move mate.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    Noe, no change here - why would I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davo36 View Post
    Dick move mate.
    I'll take that as a seminal message of support.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Kane View Post
    I have.
    When Countdown stopped providing plastic bags, I started shopping at PaknSave.
    In my area pak'nsave don't provide plastic bags either.


    As of Jan 1 2019. All pak'nsave stores will be single use plastic bag free also

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    I notice a few opinions in the papers questioning the wisdom of supermarkets stopping single use plastic bags:
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/...lastic-bag-ban

    Others are also thinking it's a con and a scam.
    This opinion will spread.
    Countdown and New World along with the Dominion Post set up this scam playing the 'save the poor turtles' card.
    It has worked really well.
    It still remains a scam though.


 

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