The New South Wales grocery giant, Harris Farm has, as of today banished all plastic bags from their stores in NSW. Last year the chain promised to remove plastic bags from their stores by 2018 and now, they are making good on their promise.
Shoppers will be asked to buy reusable bags, use Harris Farm’s free paper bags or bring their own from home.
Harris Farms is the first major grocery chain to dispose of plastic bags at the register. Coles and Woolworths have both pledged to get rid of plastic bags by the end of this year.
Harris Farm, has been vocal about minimising plastic bags, calling for the NSW government to enforce a strict state-wide ban of plastic bags.
South Australia, the Northern Territory, Tasmania and the ACT have already banned singular-use plastic bags. Western Australia and Queensland will be enforcing their own bans effective from July 1st. Victoria will soon announce when their ban will take place in the next few months.
With any luck, Australia will see plastic bags banned countrywide within the end of the year.
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