Sunday, 22 March 2009

Plastic bag ban

The Warehouse, announces plans to charge customers 10 cents per plastic bag at the checkout; effective 20th April 2009. The initiative is in an effort to reduce unnecessary plastic bag use and to encourage the use of re-usable bags.
The Warehouse was one of the first to sign the Packaging Accord in 2004 (a Government initiative designed to cut down on wasteful packaging.) Please refer to for more information.

New Zealanders: Use a 1.14 billion plastic shopping bags every year 40,000 plastic bags go to landfill every HOUR

** Trial of Government and Industry Charge on Plastic Bags, 20 October 2008
*** AC Neilson Plastic Bag Report, 26 June 2009

The Public's biggest Gripe:
61% of consumers use their plastic shopping bags as bin liners.



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