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Owing to the success and feedback of Plastic Free July, Mullumbimby IGA supermarket say they will be keeping their shop free of plastic bags from now on.

Liam Bruce sporting the carry bags from IGA. Photo Jeff Dawson
Liam Bruce sporting the carry bags from IGA. Photo Jeff Dawson

Store manager Daniel Tiffin said he was unaware of any other IGA supermarket that has gone plastic bag free.

‘There was strong positive feedback and overriding support for it to conirue,’ he told Echonetdaily. ‘We’ve had very few complaints, and the ones we get can be accommodated’.

Co-organiser of Plastic Free July, Sasha Mainsbridge, says the result will see 150,000 plus fewer plastic bags being used a year.

Cardboard boxes are available at the front of the shop.

For more information visit www.plasticfreejuly.org.


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Good onya, I live in Brisbane and always refuse a plastic bag, most stores think it is their right to make you take a bag – why!

  2. Well done, Mullum IGA – setting such an example!! Lennox Head IGA tried this about 6 or 7 years ago, but did not get support from the customers … apparently. I am sure the Mullum community is more ‘conscious’ and I wish you all success!!

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