A better environment’s
in the bag!
From July 1, we’re saying goodbye to single-use plastic bags in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia, and hello to reusable ones!
Frequently asked questions
Our stores will be launching by state at the following timing:
- Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia will begin selling reusable bags from 1 July 2018.
- South Australia and Tasmania will begin selling reusable bags from 1 September 2018.
- Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales will begin selling reusable bags from 1 October 2018.
The government has banned the supply of all lightweight plastic bags and this applies to all retailers. The ban is designed to help protect the environment and wildlife by reducing the litter of and damage caused by single-use plastic bags.
Our stores in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia will begin selling reusable bags from July 1 2018.
Due to the government’s ban, we will now be offering alternative reusable bags. These are designed for multiple uses. If you don’t wish to pay for one of our reusable bags you can bring your own reusable bag into the store - there is no cost to use your own bags.
There has been considerable research into biodegradable plastics and studies suggest that they do not break down quickly, they break up into small pieces and can impact marine life and cause plastic pollution. Biodegradable bags have also been banned in some states as a result.
Paper bags are not considered as a reusable alternative as they can tear and crush easily. The manufacturing process of paper bags is also high in energy and water consumption, making it a greater impact on the environment.
Customers are welcome to carry items out of the store, or place them back into a trolley without a bag. There is no obligation to buy or use a bag. We may still ask to see your receipt as you exit the store regardless of whether the items are bagged.
Feedback, concerns, or questions?
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Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm (AEST)
Call us on 1300 753 567