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.
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.