A Sydney man whose bizarre yet inventive stunt to pack a whole trolley filled with groceries into his car went viral last week, has spoken out about his idea saying he’s actually doing others a favour and creating jobs.
Eddie Nahri, a professional drummer, last week shot to fame after posting a 17-second clip of his creative attempt to protest against the plastic bag ban brought in by major supermarkets around the country.
“No bag, no problem, we’ll take the trolley, look at that in the car,” you can hear him say as he proudly shoves his loaded trolley into the back of his van.
Speaking on The Daily Telegraph’s Miranda Live podcast this week, Eddie said he wanted to send a clear message to Coles and Woolworths that it’s not right for them to charge for the bags.
“I’m saving the environment by taking the trolleys home, and then I just dump it back on the street, I’m creating jobs.”
Obviously serious about his actions, the Sydney resident even gave tips on how others can follow his lead.
“I go to the gym so I’m pretty strong, you lean onto the handle bars and lift it up, it was the perfect fit,” he joked.
“I got a Nissan Elgrand, I understand why I bought this van a few years ago, it makes sense now.”
Eddie isn’t the only one outraged by the plastic bag ban with a plethora of complaints filing in since the July 1 ban came into place.
In a bid to minimise the fury, both supermarkets have been forced to provide free reusable bags for a few days.
“We want to do everything we can to help our customers. We’re really grateful for the way our customers have responded and this is a small way we can say ‘thank you’ and help them with the transition,” Coles chief operating officer Greg Davis said.
As for Eddie, when asked if he would keep on with his creative trolley idea, he replied, “most definitely” adding that he will keep posting his shopping trips as much as he can.
“What I can tell you listeners is, don’t buy any more plastic bags, take the trolleys home, it’s good exercise, put it in the back of your van and you’ll be happy, win-win,” he said.