?

Log in

PlasticBottles

April 2012

S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
Powered by LiveJournal.com
clouds

xhile in antiplastik

The Rich are Not Willing to Pay for Plastic Bags?

Due to the complaints (of rich people?) a major supermarket chain has stopped charging for plastic bags are are not willing to pay for plastic bags? What intereste me is that two other brands in the same company still charge http://tinyurl.com/yfnso2r

Background for those not familiar with New Zealand: Foodstuffs is a major supermarket owner in New Zealand. "New World" is one of their supermarket chains, and it could be argued is slightly more upmarket, tending to be placed in wealthy and inner city areas.

"Pak 'n Save" and "Four Square" are respectively a "budget" chain and a small suburban chain. The telling paragraph for me is this:
"Foodstuffs' Pak 'n Save and Four Square stores, which had not had the same level of adverse reaction, would continue with the charge, [the CEO] said. Foodstuffs would also continue with its environmental initiatives to reduce plastic usage."

Comments

ugh. people.