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I understand that it sounds like a lot, but the aim is to stop people buying them easily, as it may make people think about carrying around totes and reusable bags

Is this a good move?

hspexy
12 months ago
What do you think of this?
SaverDeals
SaverDeals12 months ago

I think this is a really good move to be honest! At the moment its still affordable to just grab a 5p bag but at 30p I think it'll make people really think about their choices.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
12 months ago

Yes, it'll certainly make people think more about it, because the current 5p and 10p charge isn’t making a big enough difference

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davidstockport
davidstockport12 months ago

That's OK with me - as long as they don't FORCE people to buy them.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc12 months ago

They can't.

You know, in Italy (Venice) there's a store which I think is Spar (looked like it was a church before) and they do something I've not seen before. If you want to leave the store without buying anything, you can, but they attempt to force you by requesting a receipt to exit the store.

What can you do? Just wait for a customer to come through.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees12 months ago

Rockman what?! Why are you forced to buy stuff or show a receipt before leaving? There are valid reasons for not buying stuff.

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jmsonl
jmsonl12 months ago

Yeh it is simple to bring a bag and is very much the norm nowadays. Hopefully the extra they get over the standard charge is still going to charity?

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hspexy
hspexy
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12 months ago

I hope so too. When the charges came into force there was a lot about the extra money going to charities and community projects, but I don’t hear as much about that these days

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jmsonl
jmsonl12 months ago

hspexy Yes I should have a search online and find out where it all goes. I would of thought that the government would have made more of it... oh yeah the government!

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
12 months ago

jmsonl lol. I think the government were leaving it up to the retail to decide which organisations they’d support, but there are no controls over it. We have a local corner shop that started charging for bags, and they are not likely to be donating any of their proceeds to charities

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc12 months ago

Just carry your own bag or if the customer forgets and has a lot of items, buy the bag.

Unless it's a supermarket where consumers can park their vehicle then in that case temporarily use a cart to transfer it to the car.

I remember going to South London area or so, and a man actually carried a supermarket cart with things inside and placed inside the train. No one said anything, I guess it's normal to them. I was on the opposite side in a train so I just witnessed it.

And if I recall correctly, that same day or area, a chick who broke up with her ex-boyfriend and he started getting acting up (seems he didn't accept the break up). I didn't even realize what was going on till everything got more serious, thankfully cops and staff got in the way and he was trapped.

Man, if Boris is decided on making UK and it's cities a better and safer place to live then he should get on with it. It looks like it would take him decades to fix, best case scenario. Worst case scenario, centuries.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees12 months ago

Let's be honest here. I don't think Boris is capable of fixing anything. Quite the opposite is highly likely though!

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc12 months ago

MeestairChrees politicians can but won't. They don't value citizens as much as their own family and friends so even if the country were to go into chaos they'd still have a backup emergency safe house.

During the Brexit scaremongering (which will never end) they revealed this @ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/02/04/quexit-britain-has-brexit-emergency-evacuation-plan-queen/

And in the 80's with a possible nuclear attack? They have private bunkers only selected can get into it. This probably sounds like "conspiracy theories" but there's documented evidence.

So yeah, it wouldn't matter if they announced there were only a few mins or hours. The majority of the population couldn't escape. Still, it's good they make it public.

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tumblespots
tumblespots12 months ago

I think 30p is too high a price to pay. What are these bags made of and can you have them replaced just like the existing 10p bags?

I know lots of people these days who have armfuls of bags they already take with them everywhere – my own handbag always looks full to bursting because of the extra folded up bags it contains! I have bags full of bags taking up valuable space in my house. To be honest most full handbags like this are a target to thieves… which is counter-productive.

I really cannot ever recall any charity saying ‘Yippee, we have been given £X,XXX because of all the bag money collected in X shop'. Can you? Who has got all this money? The shops also make a great saving not having to provide free bags. For them it is a win/win situation.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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12 months ago

Good news. I love Ocado who take the bags with every delivery and refund 5p for every bag you return. Makes complete sense to me.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen1512 months ago

I think it depends on if the money is going to charity... if not, it’s just greediness trying to be covered up with “its good for the environment”.... i work for Boots and all our bag sales go to Macmillan.. we’ve got the paper bags now, 5p for small, 7p for medium and 10p for large..

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davidstockport
davidstockport12 months ago

The money IS going to charities or good causes, retailers have to keep records and are liable to an "up to" £20K fine if they don't comply:

"By law, retailers need to keep a record of the number of plastic bags sold and what was done with the proceeds.

Failure to comply can lead to fines of up to £20,000".

From https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42638548

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abbiieo
abbiieo12 months ago

I think this is a great idea. It will stop people mindlessly buying them, and definitely help towards the plastic pollution problem! Thanks for posting this, I had no idea!

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
12 months ago

You're welcome 😊 I think Morrisons will get a lot of stick from customers initially, but the intention is to reduce plastic waste, so it’s a good thing

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees12 months ago

Why don't they just scrap them altogether and just sell reusable bags for life?

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gabbi0x
gabbi0x12 months ago

Mental.

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gabbi0x
gabbi0x12 months ago

Who wants a paper bag in the rain ☔

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TezClark
TezClark12 months ago

Blimey that's ridiculous, I'm happy to buy a bag for life then return for a new one if it rips.

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glynismarshall1
glynismarshall112 months ago

Disgusting

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ravendonna22
ravendonna2212 months ago

I must say I dont go anywhere now without my own bags and perhaps a charge of 30p a bag may make people remember to take theirs.

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supersaverfay
supersaverfay12 months ago

I think it's a good move but think they should make their paper ones cheaper to the plastic ones to get everyone to use them instead

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StellaCorner
StellaCorner12 months ago

I've just folders all my reusable bags into triangles and put them in my car, not paying 30p a bag.

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kat29
kat2912 months ago

I think its reasonable to charge that. More people will remember reusable bags if they have to pay more for a throwaway one.

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PaulineThwaites
PaulineThwaites12 months ago

I haven't bought a carrier bag since they introduced the 5p charge. I always make sure I have bags in the car.

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zetty
zetty12 months ago

Good idea I think get rid of 10p plastic bags altogether

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StephanieAngel
StephanieAngel12 months ago

I think it’s annoying tbh. I buy those bags cos fella uses them for work. And now they’re getting costly. Pain in the backside tbh

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hollyava
hollyava12 months ago

taking the mickey

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JemmaMckinnon
JemmaMckinnon12 months ago

Good will encourage everyone to use reusable bags

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LeoPriest
LeoPriest12 months ago

That is an insanely stupid idea on their part 😪

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cuddlesbbe9
cuddlesbbe912 months ago

No way really? Did not no this. They have gone up in supermarkets to 10p.

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