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post Oct 6 2015, 04:40 PM
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So far I've remembered to take my Tesco bag for life, which they gave me free last week. There was a row in Sainsbury's today, guy refusing to pay 5p and carrying on, had to be removed by security. rolleyes.gif
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:41 PM
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I always pay the 5p's but there's nothing worse when you have to break a £20 note etc.
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:42 PM
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It's 5p, it hardly breaks the bank, if you're going shopping, bring change or your own bags, I don't see what the fuss is.
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:44 PM
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QUOTE(Regina @ Oct 6 2015, 05:42 PM) *
It's 5p, it hardly breaks the bank, if you're going shopping, bring change or your own bags, I don't see what the fuss is.



Went in Iceland too and was surprised at the number of people grumbling and saying they didn't know it was happening. It's been well publicised and all over Breakfast TV and radio yesterday and today.
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:45 PM
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i don't remember the last time i used plastic bags when buying groceries. always carry the bag I bought in London. i am not environment's rapist unlike those using plastic bags mad.gif
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:47 PM
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QUOTE(Regina @ Oct 6 2015, 05:42 PM) *
It's 5p, it hardly breaks the bank, if you're going shopping, bring change or your own bags, I don't see what the fuss is.


Exactly.

Having been asked 'do you need a bag?' for seemingly years now, I quickly took to always taking my own bag (either my back pack or a couple of bags for life folded up) and places like WHSmith and M&S have been charging for plastic bags for quite some time.
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:48 PM
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I don't mind paying, but I actually will buy a reusable one that's usually like 10p just because I think if I'm paying money for a bag, i may as well pay a little extra so it's stronger and I can use it again, I always forget to take them with me when I go shopping though so I just keep buying new ones laugh.gif I do use them to keep art stuff etc in and it helps having them when I've got to carry 3 A3 sketchbooks into college and they wont fit in my bag drama.gif

I remember when this was first introduced in Scotland, I was working in Poundstretcher at the time and honestly almost every customer complained, they thought it was just that shop being greedy or something, didn't realise it was a government thing laugh.gif
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:48 PM
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I'll try and remember to bring a bag for life but I can afford to spend 5p on a bag. laugh.gif

Complaining over 5p so much that you have to be escorted out, oh dear!
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:49 PM
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You lot who always take your own are lucky that you remember. I bet I don't before too long so will have no option but to pay 5p, 10p or whatever. Use them for picking up the dog's poo anyway so at least ours are going to a good used.
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QUOTE(Froot. @ Oct 6 2015, 05:48 PM) *
I'll try and remember to bring a bag for life but I can afford to spend 5p on a bag. laugh.gif

Complaining over 5p so much that you have to be escorted out, oh dear!



Well he was obviously drunk too, swaying all over the place.
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:51 PM
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Yeah, I always use my own Tesco/Sainsburys bag for life for shopping. So much stronger, green and reliable than plastic bags, particularly when I've used plastic bags, they just split!
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:52 PM
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QUOTE(ℓindsey ♫ @ Oct 6 2015, 05:48 PM) *
I don't mind paying, but I actually will buy a reusable one that's usually like 10p just because I think if I'm paying money for a bag, i may as well pay a little extra so it's stronger and I can use it again, I always forget to take them with me when I go shopping though so I just keep buying new ones laugh.gif I do use them to keep art stuff etc in and it helps having them when I've got to carry 3 A3 sketchbooks into college and they wont fit in my bag drama.gif

I remember when this was first introduced in Scotland, I was working in Poundstretcher at the time and honestly almost every customer complained, they thought it was just that shop being greedy or something, didn't realise it was a government thing laugh.gif


Wait till you need to lug two A2 ones cry.gif my poor hands and the general lack of such sized bags is a nightmare
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:54 PM
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I think I'm just going to remember to bring bags with me, or just leave all my 5p coins from change in my purse to buy bags biggrin.gif I was talking to a cashier today and she says the amount of people having to buy 5p bags with credit cards as they keep forgetting is huge!
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:54 PM
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QUOTE(Common Sense @ Oct 6 2015, 07:49 PM) *
You lot who always take your own are lucky that you remember. I bet I don't before too long so will have no option but to pay 5p, 10p or whatever. Use them for picking up the dog's poo anyway so at least ours are going to a good used.

i always stick mine into my backpack because I never go outside without a shoulder bag or a backpack. using pockets is very overrated


plastic bags should be banned already. it's bad enough we use plastic to wrap our food with but the carrier plastic bags are evil.
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:54 PM
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QUOTE(Common Sense @ Oct 6 2015, 05:40 PM) *
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So far I've remembered to take my Tesco bag for life, which they gave me free last week. There was a row in Sainsbury's today, guy refusing to pay 5p and carrying on, had to be removed by security. rolleyes.gif


Don't see what the fuss is about. They've been charging for them for ages in Wales and we've never thought anything of it the many times we've been on holiday there (I think its an idea that should have been brought in years ago).

When at home though - we always have a few long-life bags in the boot of the car. My Roy's of Wroxham hessian is my favourite! Sturdy enough to hold half a dozen bottles of wine.
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:55 PM
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We've been doing it in Wales for years so I always remember to take a bag.
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post Oct 6 2015, 04:56 PM
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QUOTE(HenEveryTuesday @ Oct 6 2015, 05:54 PM) *
i always stick mine into my backpack because I never go outside without a shoulder bag or a backpack. using pockets is very overrated


Me too, I hate it when I'm without my backpack. I take him (nearly) everywhere with me. sad.gif
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post Oct 6 2015, 05:00 PM
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I was quite impressed with the set-up in my local Sainsbury's yesterday, how it's now programmed into the self-service machines, the layout of the area etc. Didn't mind paying 5p for a larger, stronger bag for life which I'll use again now. Girl watching over self-service came over to check my receipt for the bag, fair enough tbh.

I KNOW it's only 5p but a couple of months ago in M&S the cashier started packing my items into a larger bag without asking and added a 5p charge on at the end without saying anything which I thought was rather sneaky because if asked I'd have gone for a smaller one.
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post Oct 6 2015, 05:01 PM
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I have a local Lidl and Morrisons, so if I just go to Lidl I gotta pay for a bag if I forget to bring a Morrisons one or whatever from home.

So when this comes into effect I will NOT be paying the greedy assholes aka the Government an extra 5p for their malicious greedy purposes. If I forget to bring a bag I'm f***ing shoving it all in my pockets and carrying it in my arms. The government have screwed us over enough times. Whether the bags are 5p or £5 they should not have the right to decide if the supermarkets should charge for cheap plastic carrier bags. It should be up to the discression of the supermarket chain itself

What actually happens with the 5p anyway? I'm assuming it goes to the government because I can't see they're going to be nice and introduce this law so Morrisons etc. are going to make a few more 5ps worth of profit :/
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post Oct 6 2015, 05:04 PM
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Slightly off-topic but I went in to Sports Direct last week and a guy was asked to leave his bag with the security guy because it was a Shoezone one and they didn't want him walking around their store advertising a competitor. How stupid. He argued and left and said he would contact head office. I'd have done the same!
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