Sup­port is in the bag

Stirling Times - - Mid-Year Adjustment -

LO­CAL su­per­mar­kets are do­ing their bit to en­sure shop­pers are pre­pared when the plas­tic bag ban takes ef­fect on Sun­day.

The Downs IGA man­ager Gur­preet Singh said his Wem­b­ley Downs store had “posters ev­ery­where” to re­mind peo­ple of the change.

He be­lieved most shop­pers were aware and many al­ready brought their own re­us­able bags.

“Peo­ple have started this al­ready,” he said.

But the store plans to ease shop­pers into the ban and will pro­vide more than 20,000 free bags to those who for­get theirs dur­ing the first week.

This will only ap­ply to cus­tomers who spend more than $30.

Though Mr Singh said some peo­ple were crit­i­cal of the ban, they had no choice but to get on board.

“They have to adapt,” he said.

“I think it’s a very good ini­tia­tive.”

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

The Downs IGA man­ager Gur­preet Singh with Anjana Deo­dra and Mel Stevens.

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