Lower North Island supermarket shoppers must be a bolshie lot.
A backlash from them has forced New World and Four Square supermarkets to back away from the compulsory 5 cents charge for plastic bags. It’s now voluntary.
I have several reusable bags which I use most of the time (translation: when I remember) and I’ve been doing that for a couple of years.
I don’t object to a user-pays approach to plastic bags. But I hate the way they try to justify it with greenwash.
“Would you like to pay 5 cents for a plastic bag so we can pretend to be doing something for the environment even though we’re still putting fruit and vegetables on foam trays and wrapping them in plastic wrap?”