Do you use alternative bags?


Posted anonymously, 25th January 2017


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  • I use some of the plastic bags to put fruit and veggies in at the supermarket, however i try to minimize this, and then i will re use any that I have as rubbish bags at home, so they are getting a second use. I always use my fabric or reusable bags for my grocery shopping though and always carry one of those little material ones that scrunch up tiny, in my handbag to have on hand when needed.



  • I have a couple of bags full of plastic bags, they’re slowly reducing now I have to pay for them



  • I do still use plastic bags as I reuse them around the house as rubbish bags. I have a variety of reusable bags too though.



  • I use the re-usable ones. We have to pay for plastic bags in our shopping centres so I take my own re-usable ones



  • I”m trying to minimize my use of plastic bags. Taking my own enviro bags to the shops, using containers in the freezer when I portion out bulk purchases ect.
    Coles and safeway have a great program where you can return your plastic packaging to them and it gets recycled into other things. So a lot of the wrappings around our drygoods can go back to the to them.



  • I am afraid I do but they never just get thrown away. I use them in the house for cleaning the cat litter and as bin liners for the rubbish.



  • I do! But i say everytime I need to get the reusable ones and forget!



  • Only for bin liners and the nappy bags, i use the reusable ones for everything else!



  • Mostly I just use them for bin liners.



  • Yes still use them as they are allowed in WA. Sometimes do not have enough bags for groceries so must use them. These are used for other purposes at home, great for rubbish bins. I have used them in packing for protection then they become rubbish bags after that. Years ago stuffed a toy with them , a dinosaur as it was a hint this was safer then beans for young children. My son still has this dinosaur and his daughter uses the toy. If too many at home will take the shopping ones with the other plastic bags from food items to Coles for the bin there as it goes somewhere to be recycled.



  • I still use plastic bags (although I know it is bad) – I need the bags for my rubbish!

    What do people do for rubbish bags who only use the reusable grocery bags?



  • I usually take a green bag.. But when i do a bigger shop i except plastic.. They come in so handy.. rubbish bags and for dirty kids clothes when out and about



  • I use both and use the plastic ones as bin liners.



  • My response is the very same as mom85518.
    I use both plastic and cloth bags. The plastic bags I use for wrapping rubbish in and also when travelling for shoes and any dirty clothing.



  • I take a cloth bag when shopping but at times will use plastic when l have too much or didn’t intend on shopping!


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