Coles Recycling Reusable Bags For Furniture

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.



    I will support this one. Here at home I am really reusing and recycle things here. I have to be creative so that I could save money. I also use this kind of bag in going to supermarkets.

    You still have to buy a new bag though heh heh heh

    Why only collect them for just a fortnight? They should do it all the time.

    They're not advertising this program that well either. There is no mention of this program on their web site, though I found some info eventually via their search function in the form of a media release.

    Coles and other supermarkets should offer this service all the time.

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