If you're in the midst of planning a shopping trip to your local Coles, be sure to bring some bags with you! Starting from today, you won't be able to get free ones from the supermarket... but you can pay for reusable ones.
Like Woolworths before it, Coles has decided (with some legislative nudging) to dump single-use plastic bags from all its stores.
In its place, you can pick up reusable ones for 15 cents a pop. Alternatively, you can just bring your own.
Turns out Australians aren't quite ready to live a life without plastic bags just yet. In the wake of Woolworths removing single-use plastic bags entirely from its stores last week, the company has backflipped on that decision.
Rather than learn from Woolworths and ease the transition over a few days, Coles is happy to rip off the plastic bag band-aid — so to speak. Godspeed to everyone working at Coles, I sincerely hope no one takes their misdirected anger out on you.