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.
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.
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.
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.