Your say: Target’s 2009 bag pledge… dead 108

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Target has announced this week that it is winding back its ten and twenty cent charge on plastic bags after four years of charging for them, making them free again for all customers.  They have apparently received more than 500 complaints per year about the cost of the bags.


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Are you for or against the free bags?


For: It seems to be a tough decision to take when most people in the country have accepted the cost, and perhaps even started to change their behaviour trying to remember to bring a bag with them when they shop there.  Personally I am really disappointed at Target’s lack of perseverance here.


Against: If we shop in the store they should provide us with a bag… it’s just part of the deal.  Environmental change is just not important.

But I want to hear your say today.

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. I am disappointed, 500 complaints annually is nothing. They made a good decision in 2009 and should have stuck with it. ACT leads the way

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