Supermarket giant Coles is being criticised for reneging on a promise to stop handing out free plastic bags to customers.

Grocery store big Coles is being criticised for reneging on a promise to cease handing out free plastic luggage to prospects.

Coles is going through a second wave of backlash after bowing to strain from consumers incensed by the grocery store big’s plans to desert plastic luggage.

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Coles has been handing out reusable luggage to prospects in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia after bringing in a ban on single-use plastic luggage.

The grocery store chain was meant to cease offering its reusable Higher Baggage without spending a dime on August 1 and begin charging prospects 15 cents per bag, however has backflipped on that call and seems set to offer them indefinitely.

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Environmental teams, most vocally Greenpeace, heaped criticism on Coles for the backflip as did many patrons.

The corporate’s rival, Woolworths, just lately banned single-use plastic luggage as did the smaller Harris Farms Markets.

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Harris Farms CEO Angus Harris urged Woolworths and Coles to take care of their ban noting he understood how tough phasing out luggage had been for his firm.



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