First it was Wellington, now it’s Auckland, what about the rest of us?
Foodstuffs dropped the 5c charge on plastic bags in Wellington when supermarket shoppers there got bolshie about them (i.e. went to competitors who didn’t charge them). Now they’ve dropped the charge in Auckland too.
It’s time for the rest of us to bolshie too.
I’ve got nothing against reusable bags, I was using them most of the time.
It’s not the charge per se.
It is being charged more than it cost so the supermarket could then donate the surplus to their choice of environmental charges.
It is also being charged for a bag I reuse when the supermarket wraps things which don’t need it in packaging which gets dumped as soon as I get it home.
And now it’s that they’re not charging people in Auckland and Wellington but they are charging the rest of us.
If I had a convenient alternative I’d be taking my business elsewhere.
I’m not going to drive out of my way for my groceries but if I get any tetchier about it I might get the courage to follow the example of a friend who leaves any unnecessary packaging at the checkout.