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Plastic bags get the boot at IGA

PLASTIC bag pollution will soon be a thing of the past as Michael’s Supa IGA becomes the next supermarket chain to remove single-use plastic shopping bags from all its stores.
With the average time a plastic bag will ever be used being just 12 minutes, Michael’s Supa IGA management team made the decision to remove plastic bags starting July 1.
Supa IGA Leongatha store manager Chris O’Leary said he understood the decision is a significant change for some customers.
“A few customers might be upset but at the end of the day it is the right thing to do for the environment and for our business,” he said.
“We will still be offering reusable bags for 10 cents each and we also stock a large range of reusable bags ranging from one to four dollars each.
“All home delivery customers can be provided with cardboard boxes free of charge. Please just let our cashiers know when placing your order that you would like to take up this offer.”
South Australia, Tasmania, ACT and the Northern Territory all have state wide plastic bag bans in place and there is movement in NSW to ban single use plastic bags. Victoria has yet to initiate legislation to bag plastic bags.
All Michael’s Supa IGA stores, including Leongatha, Korumburra and Highway Liquor in Leongatha, will remove single-use plastic bags from July 1.

Going green: Michael’s Supa IGA store manager Chris O’Leary will be helping customers transition to reusable bags at the Leongatha store.

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