No more plastic bags at Woolworths

Staff reportersGeraldton Guardian
Seacrest Woolworths check out worker Caitlin Ellis and assistant store manager Deb Worland with a reusable bag.
Camera IconSeacrest Woolworths check out worker Caitlin Ellis and assistant store manager Deb Worland with a reusable bag. Credit: Zoe Keenan The Geraldton Guardian

Woolworths Geraldton and Woolworths Seacrest have removed all single-use plastic bags today and will stop selling plastic straws by the end of 2018.

Woolworths customers will need to start using reusable shopping bags as of today and the State-wide ban will come into effect on July 1.

Rigters Supermarket Group will still supply single-use plastic bags until the State-wide ban begins.

Woolworth’s Geraldton and Seacrest announced they will also stop selling plastic straws by the end of this year.

Woolworths Geraldton and Woolworths Seacrest group manager, Daniel Gerritsen said it had been documented that plastic straws did significant harm to marine wildlife.

“This move will help reduce the impact of plastics on the marine environment,” he said.

“Across Australia and New Zealand this move will see us remove 134 million straws from circulation each year.”

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