Taupo Times - - FRONT PAGE - Daniel Hutchin­son

It is great to see a lo­cal busi­ness div­ing in boots and all and get­ting rid of sin­gle use plas­tic bags.

Most of us are un­easy about us­ing plas­tic bags but use them any­way out of sheer con­ve­nience.

Per­son­ally, I keep a stash of plas­tic bags in the boot and keep re-us­ing them un­til they fall apart.

But, I will ad­mit, that is a pretty lame at­tempt to save the planet. The re­al­ity is, we don’t need them at all.

Paetiki Su­per­Value’s re­cent de­ci­sion to do away with plas­tic bags means cus­tomers have to come pre­pared or pay a little ex­tra for a re­us­able bag.

It is re­ally just about habits and now there is a real in­cen­tive to re­mem­ber to bring the re­us­able bags with you when you shop.

The fact they have had very little neg­a­tive feed­back on their de­ci­sion shows it is the right one and I am sure they will get plenty of sup­port from the com­mu­nity.

PS: Does any­one know of a good al­ter­na­tive to plas­tic bags for the dis­posal of house­hold rub­bish? Gen­eral in­quiries: 07 378 9060, Ed­i­tor: Daniel Hutchin­son, 027 809 6854, daniel.hutchin­, News: Steph Rangi, 027 204 2914,, Robert Steven, 027 204 2904,, Ta­mara Thorn, 027 564 7168, ta­ Se­nior Sales: Graeme Golds­brough, 027 204 2906, graeme.golds­, Clas­si­fied ad’s: Lynne Webb 07 378 9060,, Postal: PO Box 205, Taupo. De­liv­er­ies: Dave McEwen 07 378 9060, cir­cu­la­tion@waika­to­, fixmy­de­liv­

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