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Get loose and lead when you're attacking
In South Australia the Govt has introduced a plastic bag ban with the aim of reducing the plain plastic going to landfill.
Here's how it goes. It's illegal for a retailer to supply thin plastic bags to their customers. They are allowed to supply heavier gauge "reusable" bags, whether at their own cost or by charging the customer for them.
The two majors (Coles and Woolies) played this by printing their bags as as advert and charging 15c each.
I have no doubt that this has reduced the amount of plastic going to landfill, by turning an "externality" in the consumer's life into a costed item. Good green results. I don't think it has worked exactly as they imagined - bin liner sales have increased and the "lifecycle" (see below) throwouts are more kgs of plastic. But as they say - reduce reuse recycle - would be positively effected here.
But here's where the "resentment" part comes in. The lifecycle of a supermarket bag takes it through to being a bin liner at the end - for many people. Previously that had happened for free for the consumer, albeit we had many leftovers that ended up as landfill. By chargingus for the bags - even if it's only breakeven - the supermarkets have cost shifted to us. I heard something about Woolies saving $300k per year in plain bags.
OK so the initiative came from government but the supermarkets were onto it like hair on a gorilla. Sure the annual cost is probably less than my nightly beer bill but every time I see a bag that I explicitly paid for hanging up with rubbish in it I feel a tinge of resentment. Do Coles and Woolies really want that?
And then I have a tinge of thanks to Foodland or Diamonds who don't charge. Aren't consumers irrational?