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does anyone else think these supermarkets saying there stopping giving free bags because of the enviroment

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really think we believe them when its obviously a cost cutting thing
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
really think we believe them when its obviously a cost cutting thing
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#1
i used to always go to asdas now i rarely do because if i dont have a bag with me its not the cost its the fact they think were stupid enough to believe them
#2
dont u think its good idea to reuse bagS? or ur just lazy to bring one to the supermarket?
#3
I think they should have started charging long ago.
I just dont like the lecture we got off the old dragon on the till the other day about how we should bring our own.. wasnt a planned visit to tesco.
#4
hit it on the nail ............ bags cost supermarkets billions every year & with the government getting involved and saying they will have to pay to give them out etc

thats why tesco have started with the green clubcard points to entice people to use their own

in the 1st year of the offer, tesco used 2 billion bags less than the year before.......

tesco still give out the bags but you have to ask .......
#5
we have big huge bags to take to the supermarket.

Our grnadparents used to take bags to do the shopping, why not be retro and do the same?
#6
they think we are daft
#7
I agree they should stop using plastic carriers but really think they should supply paper biodegradable ones .. of course free of charge
#8
they should just let us keep the trolleys:w00t:
#9
My local spar charges 2p a bag id you want one
banned#10
when doing my main shop i take my own bags, i like the extra points in tesco, but i hate in when i stop in marks on my way home for a treat for tea and then forget a bag and end up trying to carry it all !! lol, i don't want to pay 5p for a bag, i'm not tight, but every penny counts and there is always a bag in the car its just i forget to take it in

i need a bag that rolls up small enough on my key ring for those unplanned moments x
#11
Why not do an America and offer 'paper or plastic'?

Paper is biodegradable and renewable if the farms are managed correctly. A couple of times i've looked like a plum because i've paid on a card only to find when i ask for a bag they say it costs but I have no change (hence using a card).
#12
na its a load of rubbish, its just an excuse to start charging for bags, and if u ask them for a carrier bag they sometimes have them by anyway!
#13
BIG Hi to the member who shot me down bac in Nov when I said our Asda delivery person told us they was stopping giving bags out in the new year.
Guess what they have stopped giving bags out.
#14
Does anyone else think water is wet? :whistling:
#15
while I think its a good idea for the environment lets be honest-its a cost cutting thing obviously-all the internal asda memos regarding this refer to how much it will save the company and how much extra bonus staff members will get if they help implement it-there is no mention of any attempt to help the environment.

asda have not stopped giving away free bags-they are under the till and you have to ask for them and I agree some checkout operators are just downright rude when explaining this to customers.

do you see any supermarkets cutting down on their point of sale instore to save paper? what about all the millions of leaflets selling you credit cards,insurance etc? nope-why?-because that MAKES them money-they have absolutely no interest in saving the environment-its all about money.
#16
Lisa-Marie A
when doing my main shop i take my own bags, i like the extra points in tesco, but i hate in when i stop in marks on my way home for a treat for tea and then forget a bag and end up trying to carry it all !! lol, i don't want to pay 5p for a bag, i'm not tight, but every penny counts and there is always a bag in the car its just i forget to take it in

i need a bag that rolls up small enough on my key ring for those unplanned moments x


You mean like a stretchy onion bag that can be wound back up into a keyring?

Get that on Dragons Den. :-D
#17
Siddy
BIG Hi to the member who shot me down bac in Nov when I said our Asda delivery person told us they was stopping giving bags out in the new year.
Guess what they have stopped giving bags out.


I believe you are referring to me and let me reiterate-they have NOT stopped giving out free bags-they are hidden from view and you need to ask for them but they are available-it would be commercial suicide for asda to stop giving them out-part of my job in asda is team training(ie passing info from management to staff) and it is absolutely not true that asda no longer give out free bags-end of!
#18
jellybaby22
they said at our asda they wouldnt give bags out anymore..but they still give you them if you dont have any.....


same here. the tesco metro i go in at least 3 times a week always give bags out free. the asda I go to a few times a week also seem to give you bags for free jus the same as they always have done aswel. and i havn't had to ask for one either.
#19
The government has said if the supermarkets do not reduce the amount of carrier bags by at least 40% they will impose huge fines. This is why they are doing it
#20
airey
same here. the tesco metro i go in at least 3 times a week always give bags out free. the asda I go to a few times a week also seem to give you bags for free jus the same as they always have done aswel. and i havn't had to ask for one either.


of course they do-does anyone seriously believe that they are going to turn away thousands of pounds of business every day by telling people they cant have bags to take their shopping in?
#21
Our Asda still give them to you no hassle, but I have a nice large pile of 5p bags at home, I just forget to take them with me.

Was in TK Max the other day when a lady had bought a few lamps and cushions and was asked if she wanted a bag but would cost her. She refused to pay but still wanted the items and asked how the assistant was going to get her items to the car. The store manager had to come down in the end and just explained about company policy and gave her a 50% discount on the bags, she agreed after some more moaning. I even offered at one point to pay for the bags seen as I was stuck behind her
#22
Frankly, I wish our Spar charged for bags. The amount of bags that are wasted is shocking...

*edit* Also, in additition to those talking about the PoS leaflets, I also wish the Spar would remove the auto-receipt printing feature that was not there 2 years ago, since no one ever takes their receipts, unless it's the big shop. We were able to print on request, which was great. Now they print every time, and we have binbags full of paper each day. Such a colossal waste of resources and of money.

End rant. I should take it up with head office...
banned#23
do people really just chuck their plastic bags in the bin? Surely everyone uses them as bin liners.
#24
csiman;4339981
do people really just chuck their plastic bags in the bin? Surely everyone uses them as bin liners.

I use them to pick up the dogs pooh :-D
#25
I think it's a great idea.

1) It helps prevent environmental damage
2) It encourages people to take rucksacks out with them when they go shopping. Packing your shopping into a backpack balances the load over your spine, and is better for your back
3) Following from 2, it means you have your hands free as you walk home. I write emails on the way back from Lidl on my mobile phone. Bet you guys can't do that with your nasty old bags.
4) It costs the supermarkets less. Bags aren't just cheap plastic, they have all sorts of additional staff and transport overheads. This all serves to make your shopping cheaper.
5) Also serving to make your shopping cheaper is the bonus reward card points the supermarkets give you for using your own bags.

So, it's better for your health, for your grandchildren's health, and it saves you money. Okay, so it has downsides, most obviously being that you can't be as lazy as you used to be, but if you can get over that, you too will think it's great.
#26
sharonwai
dont u think its good idea to reuse bagS? or ur just lazy to bring one to the supermarket?


what happens hen you dont have bags wih you because youve recycled them
#27
barky
of course they do-does anyone seriously believe that they are going to turn away thousands of pounds of business every day by telling people they cant have bags to take their shopping in?
#28
stuntman9883
what happens hen you dont have bags wih you because youve recycled them


You should have your knackers cut off.
#29
Ungreat
Why not do an America and offer 'paper or plastic'?

Paper is biodegradable and renewable if the farms are managed correctly. A couple of times i've looked like a plum because i've paid on a card only to find when i ask for a bag they say it costs but I have no change (hence using a card).


Yea...I miss the brown paper bags at my hometown grocery. Over here in the UK, it's all plastic and I think supermarkets shouldn't charge to carry out products bought from them, if they want people to be loyal.

And yes, it is a money making scheme on the part of the shops to not offer bags. Thanks Al freakin Gore. Don't believe the hype....
#30
Hi
It does not cost anything to be polite.

When you read these Threads,some, not all, treat the till assistant's

terrible. Their only doing their job and have been told if the costumer

asks,supply them with bags.That is Sainsburys policy.

So lets just think, if you forget to take your own bags or

just decide to go in and do some shopping,Just ask politely.:thumbsup:
#31
UKnowYerman.
Hi
It does not cost anything to be polite.

When you read these Threads,some, not all, treat the till assistant's

terrible. Their only doing their job and have been told if the costumer

asks,supply them with bags.That is Sainsburys policy.

So lets just think, if you forget to take your own bags or

just decide to go in and do some shopping,Just ask politely.:thumbsup:


Which Sainsbury's do you work at?
#32
dxx
Which Sainsbury's do you work at?


Yes OH works Market Harborough, Leics.;-)

How did you guess.:whistling:
#33
its porbably a bit of both, my mums work stopped giving them polysterne cups for their tea and with thee money they werent using they all got flasks for their tea ina sippy cup lol. Think prices were cheaper after that to
banned#34
its all a con.
co-op are now charging 6p for bags and they are half the size and half the thickness of the 'free' bags, so you have to double up if you want to carry anything heavier than a bag of sugar in it.
if they are going to charge for bags they shouldnt be making a profit on them. how much does a bag cost them in the quantities they buy, id say less than 0.1p they sell for 6p which gives them a 6000% profit
#35
I still think the idea someone had of a bag that can be worn on a keyring is a good idea.

I never carry a bag on me normally as most of the time when I need one is just picking up food from M&S when i'm out and about. Having a bag on keys would be simpler than me having an old asda bag stuffed in a pocket.

Not big enough for heavy shopping but just the right size so you don't waste a bag on just a sandwich.

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