289 comments

  • Leon L.
    03/09/2019 09:48

    Did you know the carbon footprint of one reusable shopping bag is equivalent to that of 7000 plastic single-use bags?

  • Laurence C.
    03/09/2019 09:53

    And why are Coles and Safeway and all others retailers still using plastic BAGS and wrappers and also allowed to sell them to stupid humans like us but no more FREE multiple use plastic bags and nothing biodegradable but sale sale sale just like carbon emissions selling coal to others but our coal power stations shut down and electricity prices through the roof for people earning 6 $ hour and pensioners freezing in winter time, congratulations, Aussie

  • Allen M.
    03/09/2019 10:08

    "The population quickly adapted" Video showing people quickly releasing balloons! Cmon, really??

  • John R.
    03/09/2019 10:19

    Great, now if we stop using plastic bags with bread and fresh produce, then there won't be any more plastic bags in grocery stores

  • Scott M.
    03/09/2019 11:00

    It’s great that it works, now 100’s more initiatives like this need to be pushed through governments globally if we are to save the future of the planet and ourselves

  • Elena I.
    03/09/2019 11:25

    Yeah but they use an abnormal quantity of plastic packaging for every single sh*** , 4 biscuits, 1 muffin, 3 tomatoes... all in plastic BOXES , i fill my bin with those boxes every week! Ridiculous

  • Félice L.
    03/09/2019 11:39

    good job Straya 👏🏼

  • Bonnie R.
    03/09/2019 11:42

    I use recycle tote bags. Pay a buck...save the planet 1 less plastic bag at a time. 🌎

  • Frances E.
    03/09/2019 11:49

    BOXES CANBE RECYUCLE.....PLASTIC BOXES

  • Philipp B.
    03/09/2019 12:16

    👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • Louis D.
    03/09/2019 12:42

    Super ! Now the rest of the world must do the same !

  • Daniel M.
    03/09/2019 15:12

    We need to rethink the packaging of everything. It’s ridiculous buying stuff wrapped in plastic that could withstand nuclear blasts.

  • David L.
    03/09/2019 15:42

    Awesome! Celebrate the victories. :)

  • Kev S.
    03/09/2019 16:46

    Here in britain we had the great idea of 5p bag tax. Before that came out they down graded the bags in size and thickness lowering their worth and often making them very mich single use. Then the bags for life made an appearance when the tax set in. These are 10 and much thicker than pre-tax bags. Now the problem is.. since the weak 5p bags will rip either before you get home or before you can half fill the bag with rubbish. So the 10p bags become the viable bin bag option as no one i know carries x amount of thick carriers around so new "bags for life" are bought. Surely the bag for life sales that continue to stay high show this. Some shops either run out or deliberately withhold all bags (looking at you morisons) i tend to avoid such places that make a trend of it.

  • Paul B.
    03/09/2019 20:56

    great news they should be baned world wide

  • An A.
    03/09/2019 21:21

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzuQ2_gLHOc

  • Chrisy H.
    03/09/2019 21:59

    But we have bananas in plastic packages, the pp use a fruit plastic bag for each tomato, and every other crap is In plastic boxes too.. Cheese in a big pack is in one big box and then you have 3 more small plastic packaging inside where the cheese is seperated. 🤷‍♀️

  • Sarah A.
    03/09/2019 22:59

    If you ban them people can't use them

  • Jennifer D.
    03/09/2019 23:58

    WELL DONE AUSTRALIA , COME ON THE REST OF THE WORLD .

  • Sim E.
    03/09/2019 23:59

    Well done, Stralya!