Developments on the 5p bag issue....

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Re: Developments on the 5p bag issue....

Post by William Joseph1 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:30 pm

Do you need to know? Is it important?
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Re: Developments on the 5p bag issue....

Post by kevinchess1 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:15 pm

timco wrote:..I don't want to pay for advertising even my clothes as best as possible have no obvious branding on them.

Just turn the bag inside out
Also there's VAT on bags so the government is making money from this law
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Re: Developments on the 5p bag issue....

Post by timco » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:47 pm

kevinchess1 wrote:
timco wrote:..I don't want to pay for advertising even my clothes as best as possible have no obvious branding on them.

Just turn the bag inside out
Also there's VAT on bags so the government is making money from this law
You will still see the branding

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Re: Developments on the 5p bag issue....

Post by Chadwick » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:11 pm

timco wrote:
kevinchess1 wrote:
timco wrote:..I don't want to pay for advertising even my clothes as best as possible have no obvious branding on them.

Just turn the bag inside out
Also there's VAT on bags so the government is making money from this law
You will still see the branding
This issue of having a brand or logo on the bag really seems to worry you.
How did you cope when the bags were free and just handed out as part of the purchasing process?
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Re: Developments on the 5p bag issue....

Post by timco » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:29 pm

Chadwick wrote:
This issue of having a brand or logo on the bag really seems to worry you.
How did you cope when the bags were free and just handed out as part of the purchasing process?
It was free I was not paying for their advertising quite happy when it costs me nothing but not going to pay them to advertise them. They can still give away free bags they just have to be ones that you can take back and get a replacement when they are worn out.
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Re: Developments on the 5p bag issue....

Post by William Joseph1 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:34 pm

timco wrote:
Chadwick wrote:
This issue of having a brand or logo on the bag really seems to worry you.
How did you cope when the bags were free and just handed out as part of the purchasing process?
It was free I was not paying for their advertising quite happy when it costs me nothing but not going to pay them to advertise them. They can still give away free bags they just have to be ones that you can take back and get a replacement when they are worn out.
They are not allowed by law to give free bags they are required to charge as has been already stated.
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Re: Developments on the 5p bag issue....

Post by expressman33 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:47 pm

just wonder when they will have to start charging for the plastic bags that pre-wrapped fruit and veg come in ?

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Re: Developments on the 5p bag issue....

Post by Boro Boy » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:59 pm

timco wrote:
Chadwick wrote:
This issue of having a brand or logo on the bag really seems to worry you.
How did you cope when the bags were free and just handed out as part of the purchasing process?
It was free I was not paying for their advertising quite happy when it costs me nothing but not going to pay them to advertise them. They can still give away free bags they just have to be ones that you can take back and get a replacement when they are worn out.

This would have been a far better way to proceed..... :clap:

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Re: Developments on the 5p bag issue....

Post by timco » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:32 am

I wish I could have taken a photo of the scene I saw whilst out on a walk today 2 "bags for life" lying together discarded in the hedgerow one was the new style Sainsburys bag, so has to have been since the introduction of charges, the other one of the ASDA ones, it is clearly not solving the supposed issue.

I think I will get the decent cameras out go back and take a snap....could be worth a fortune.
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Re: Developments on the 5p bag issue....

Post by Sarah » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:44 am

A fortune? :lol:

Their value could be the equivalent of 10p to me, if I'd picked them up and taken back to the appropriate stores in exchange for recycling and new ones.

If anyone's still confused about the new rules (e.g. retailers don't have to charge for paper bags, but can optionally do so if they wish) the details can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/carrier-bag ... sibilities
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