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get organised: single use plastic bags gone by end of year
One of the New Year\'s resolutions of every shopper should be the bag that can be usedsingle-
Starting from Tuesday, plastic bags will no longer be used in all major supermarkets.
New World, parklands and four squares have joined the countdown and will ban singles
Shopping bags will be used from January 1, 2019.
After the government confirmed that it would ban singles, the countdown took action on October 2018.
Use plastic bags through mid2019.
The Progress group with countdown and the ban on food companies with parkenst, Foursquare and the New World will remove an astonishing 0. 7 billion plastic bags from circulation in New Zealand only next year.
Due to the lack of recycling facilities, the government ban will also include bags up to 70 microns in thickness and compost bags.
Food like fish and chicken will still be used to separate from other foods.
Environment Minister Eugenie age has confirmed that all retailers, including those in shopping malls and chain stores, will be banned from shopping.
On August, Sage and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the ban, including five weeks of public consultation.
Most of the 9349 submissions, namely, support for a mandatory phase --out of single-
Use plastic bags.
New Zealanders are aware of the impact these bags have on marine life, said Sage.
\"It\'s because of the big problems with plastic bags entering the marine environment, and examples of whales, seals, seabirds, turtles choking to death by marine pollution around the world, she said.
Countdown supermarket says the transition to reusable fabric bags has been smooth as more and more customers remember to take their bags to checkout.
The companies also promised to reduce the packaging of another plastic.
The new world has moved from polystyrene meat plates to recyclable meat plates, and has tried \"bring your own container\" in the meat and seafood departments of some stores \".
The shops include haoyk, Levin, Hastings and rotoona.
\"We are considering expanding the trials to other parts of the store, however, customer safety is a top priority and our food safety team is working to roll this initiative out to other departments.
Countdown said that in the past year alone, it removed 70 tons of unnecessary packaging from the production department --
Plastic packaging including bananas.
\"15 was deleted for this item alone.
8 tons of plastic.
We don\'t sell our bags anymore.
\"Plastic straws are used,\" a spokeswoman said . \".
On June, 12 international and several local enterprises gathered with the Minister of Environment to issue a joint statement promising to use 100 reusable in New Zealand\'s operations by 2025 or earlier,
Amcor, Danone, L\'Oreal, Mars, Pepsi, Coca-Cola
Unilever and Nestle.
Businesses that signed the declaration included food, Countdown, value for money, fresh options, new world, Pakistan savings, Foursquare, New Zealand Post and fruit Suntory.
The food company also confirmed that it donated a lot of food that was too good to throw away but not good enough to sell.
Equivalent to 5.
Over the past 12 months, 6 million meals have been donated to local communities.
Hang your luggage on or near the front door handle so you can catch them on your way out.
Put a reminder in your car.
Hang it in the back
Put a mirror or stick it on the dashboard.
Keep a small foldable reusable bag in your handbag, backpack or satchel so you can have one at any time.
Write \"with bag\" at the top of the shopping list \".
Use the power of nagging to designate a lead \"pick-up reminder --
Er, \"like your child, roommate, friend or partner.
Become cunning, make your own bags or support the wiggle ang bags that can be borrowed back.