Many large supermarkets will have a recycling bin for plastic bags if you've chosen to use them, but for the next fortnight Coles is taking a slightly different tack, offering a recycling service for reusable polypropylene shopping bags that have passed their prime.
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The whole point of reusable shopping bags is, of course, to reuse them, but they're less useful once they've developed a few holes or got stained beyond belief. Between June 3 and 17, Coles is collecting past-their-prime bags and donating them to a scheme to convert them into school furniture. Certainly a better alternative than sending them to landfill.