GIV­ING A BAG A SEC­OND LIFE

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Local News -

A shift from plas­tic to re­us­able bags has also had an af­fect in op­por­tu­nity stores, which rely on do­na­tions of plas­tic bags from the com­mu­nity.

Hos­pice Waikato re­tail man­ager Teresa Bid­lake says stores of­ten run out of plas­tic bags.

But more peo­ple are ei­ther sup­ply­ing their own bags, or choos­ing to go bag­less and carry items out to their cars.

‘‘Many more cus­tomers bring their own re­cy­clable shop­ping bags.

‘‘When we have no bags we do place a sign on the win­dow ask­ing for the com­mu­nity to do­nate these bags to us for re­cy­cling with a very favourable re­sponse.’’

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