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Doh!! Sorry I've voted for plastic bin liners but I was thinking of my inside general waste bin!! We don't use any liners in our council bins, we just make sure what's going in is wrapped properly. Biodegradable bin liners would be great for the inside bin!!
I use nothing. I empty my inside bin daily. The food scrap bin also daily.
Newspaper for the indoor bin and nothing for outside collection one. NO to plastic!
Are you referring to the bin that goes out for collection or inside general waste bins?
Don't use liners for indoor or outdoor bins, put landfill bin out every 8-12 weeks for 4 adults, 3 quadripeds and won't use the poll sadly as it seems to request all my details ;(
I don't line the blue bin. I just hose it out occasionally.
I've been told that the recycle bin SHOULDN'T have a bin liner/bag as it will make your recycled not acceptable.
The biodegradable and degradable plastic bags, take a long time to degrade. I know for a fact, having made an experiment in my compost heap. Furthermore, these bags contain chemicals, which are detrimental to our environment. I have stopped using the biodegradable bags which our Council provides, because of its chemical components. So, these biodegradable bags should not go in the Green Waste Bin. Please, check with our Councils and find out the Chemical components. If they don't know, then please ask them to find out. These bags may be made of cornflour, however the use of chemicals is necessary to make these ......BIODEGRADABLE BAGS........
We just found Maze organic bags in the Composting aisle of Bunnings. We use those in the kitchen bin and nothing anywhere else
Nothing, I forgot to put my bin out and then realised it was still empty
i put some paper in the bottom of it, no plastic bin liners for me
OMG! It was terrible. Like, I had to buy some reusable bags, and then, um, I had to remember to take them with me. So difficult 😂
How have other states taken so long?
U just adjust to changes. Was not a problem. And i worked in checkout during the change. That was the biggest challenge.. what gets to me now is how readily they're given out.. its like we're slowly going backwards..
Got used to it very quickly in SA, however the heavy duty plastic reusable bags are still in use when you look around shopping centres and supermarkets. Always worth taking a reusable cloth bag with me, even if I don't think I'll need it, impulse buys happen.
I find it interesting that it's ban the bag but you go into so many places eg clothing shops and they are still using them. When I go clothes shopping I take my reusable begs and put the receipt in the bag at each top so when they check the bag on exit they can check all receipts. Best bit not rediculouse amount of bags I don't need. I just wish take away shops would use paper bags instead of plastic
SA Coles and Woolies no free plastic bags used here for ages you can buy a 25c ? heavy duty plastic carrier bag,(like clothes shops use) which is reusable but still non biodegradable, or bring your own reusable carrier bag available to buy at supermarket for $2.00?. you soon remember to bring your own bag . and the supermarkets get richer. maybe they will use an added incentive, bring your own bags and get $2.00 off the bill. Thought not.
SA has had this in place for years but I can't get over the number of those heavy plastic bags people buy each time they shop. About time the supermarkets gave a small discount to customers using their own bags to encourage people to do the right thing.
I was already using them, and I CANNOT wait until it's brought in here in QLD. A 2l milk does not need to go into a plastic bag. I am glad that some of the IGA's are now asking "do you need a bag?" when only buying a few things. Container deposit can't come quickly enough either
I just adjusted to the change and use reusable bags all the time, no produce bags either.
But note It's only single use ban- the supermatkrets will sell on other bags and although the check out may ask, do you want a bag, there is no cost added to the question. Six people in front of me at SA supermarket, just last night, took bags in the under ten item line. Did they know they were paying for them? Will the bags go to landfill? what if there is no soft plastic RECYCLE AVAILABLE IN AN AREA ( MINE- SOUTH FLEURIEU PENINSULA) ?? very complex but I am pleased a start has been made to make people aware.
I was a plastic bag user but was more than happy to make the change 😊
In South Australia, Coles (and other Retail Stores) are still giving out 'Heavy Plastic Bags' (they are called reusable plastic bags) and the customer has to pay. Now, these reusable bags, are often used by the Individuals to line a rubbish container in the home. So once the rubbish container is filled with general rubbish, these 'Heavy Reusable, Plastic Bags' are then stuffed or dropped into their General Rubbish Bin, without any sorting. - One can drive or walk through suburbia, on rubbish pick-up days and see the amount of 'Heavy Plastic Bags', in Citizens' bins. My goodness, WHY IS THIS PRACTICE TOLERATED, BY KESAB & KEEP AUSTRALIA BEAUTIFUL & ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT ????. In order to achieve more success, we must have a ban on ALL PLASTIC BAGS, whether they are HEAVY OR LIGHT PLASTIC BAGS. - Any Feed-back is truly appreciated.
I was hopeless (SA resident) I am embarrassed to say. I forgot bags so constantly and just happily bought the thick plastic ones, and bin liners, so my actions were probably less environmental after the ban came in than before. Having become far more environmentally responsible I am resusing the same 5 cloth bags over and over now and if I forget them I limit my shop to what I can carry.
We are supposed to have plastic bags banded for sometime. I do try to get by without extra ones. When i cleaned my bag cupboard out I was horrified how many i had accumulated over a period of time. So I'm not sure how the ban works>
People just buy the ones available, they also still have bags in the fruit & vege aisle along with other ridiculous fruit & vege packaging. It is not difficult to bring your own bag. Ban all bags, not just some.
No drama for me, I've been reusing since the 1980s :)
I dont think its a solution - I feel providing bags that will never break down is a huge mistake. To me the plastic bag ban should be total - and if they have any plastic AT ALL they should all be biodegradable .. until that happens nothing gets solved. In SA I dont see that its decreased the use of plastic bags ... go into any SA supermarket you still see plastic everywhere and not everyone is bringing it from home. so whilst I think the initiative has its heart in the right place in reality SA doing it for so long now with still so many plastic bags about proves that a total ban is needed and only biodegradable bags should be allowed.
Here In S.A. most use their own bags so easy,they are kept in the boot when I go shopping just grab them and dump in the trolley.The best is the bags don't break and you can buy special bags not dear for your cold stuff
Such old news for people in SA, the rest of the country should have done this years ago.
Yay but we South Aussies ve been doing it for years now & we're doing it well! :-)
I can't believe it's taken this long, backward states!!
No problems at all! I keep my reusable bags in the boot so they're always ready to go 👍🏼
The change was easy,I love the cold storage bags they are so strong.
it was just a way to increase profits. and claiming the green stance