“Missing the point”: Waleed Aly has the PERFECT response to the bag ban debate
The ban of single use bags that have come in effect from Woolworths and Coles has caused a massive debate. Many people are upset about the removal of the free bags and having to pay for reusable bags.
However Waleed Aly has brought up a very good point that everyone seems to be missing. The reason for the removal of the single use bags are to ultimately reduce the amount of plastic the world is using. Charging for reusable bags will in effect deter people from using plastic bags and ultimately the habit of not using plastic will be ingrained into people’s daily routine.
It isn’t a big scam for the big companies to charge you more money, this is their end goal.