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Advertising starts for the plastic bag ban

By johnboy 12 September 2011 116

Simon Corbell has announced the start of TV and radio advertising for his plastic bag ban:

All ACT retailers have been provided with signage and other communication materials to help prepare them and their staff for the ban. A communications print campaign started in July with the theme Create Change: BYO Bags. The electronic campaign will run on Canberra FM stations and WIN television.

Customers are reminded to bring their own bags when they go shopping.

Just FM and WIN?

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EvanJames 3:10 pm 26 Sep 11

Well-known and respected local commentator, Mr Gillespie, is in the CT today, railing against this and outlining his cunning plans for resisting this terrible new law:

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/plastic-endures-as-some-bag-the-ban/2303299.aspx

If you see a person (I am imagining in a long, dirty coat and weird hat) carefully sticky-taping small bits of paper to things, that’ll be him (or her).

Nome 9:27 pm 16 Sep 11

zippyzippy said :

Nah, the big Australian study showed that the reusable plastic bags were overall much better for the environment (taking into account variety of factors including water use, resource use, disposal etc) provided they were actually reused for a while. Standard lightweight plastic bags were just about the worst type of bag possible. Study was done by environment Victoria I think.

Thanks ziggy, glad to hear they’ve cleaned up there act…

zippyzippy 11:35 pm 15 Sep 11

Nah, the big Australian study showed that the reusable plastic bags were overall much better for the environment (taking into account variety of factors including water use, resource use, disposal etc) provided they were actually reused for a while. Standard lightweight plastic bags were just about the worst type of bag possible. Study was done by environment Victoria I think.

Nome 10:09 pm 15 Sep 11

I Challenge those people in Canberra that can’t see this as a nanny policy to research the replacement bags that can be used over. (for how long well a few months maybe). The non plastic bags TAKE 40 times longer to breakdown IF at all. The material there made of is SO environmentally unfriendly it is actually worse for our environment and because of this policy more and more will be made!!!!!

wildturkeycanoe 11:52 pm 14 Sep 11

Back in the year 1990, when a plastic bag was indeed made of “real” plastic, I was fortunate enough to see the demise of this pest to our society.
I had the dis/pleasure [to satisfy the animal lovers of our web] of catching some redfin [a type of fish]. I placed the leftovers from my meal into a plastic grocery bag and un-environmentally threw it into the scrub near my camp. The next morning I found nothing more than tiny little slivers of what was left of the bag. Fish bones gone, I guess it was “environmentally” taken care of. Nature can take care of our problems, we just don’t realize how easy it is. Ants to the rescue.

Diggety 9:21 pm 14 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

shadow boxer said :

Jim Jones said :

How scary is it that the Australian public is so spolit and self-indulged that even something as small as removing free plasic bags is met with howls of self-righteous indignation.

Well you can yell at us and call us names as much as you want (this does appear to be the approach of the day when people question green flights of fancy) but our minds wont change until you present cogent arguments on why this is good policy. Same as the Carbon tax really, admirable goal but poor policy.

If we are serious about plastic packaging it’s industry that needs to be targetted, not the ever suffering consumer who is sick of paying for all these green ideas.

Jesus f$%cking Christ on a pogo stick – every economist on the globe has stated categorically that a carbon tax is the best way of addressing carbon pollution. How did you miss that one? Hell, even the right wing crazies like Henry Ergas don’t argue about that.

The same amount of information is available about plastic bag consumption. You’d have to be willfully closing your eyes to miss it.

Can you not read or something?

Ahhh, Jim Jones…

Prove that statement. In fact, I’ll even let you off on the “every economist on the globe” part. Just show me the rest.

Here is a hint: “comprehension”.

H1NG0 5:17 pm 14 Sep 11

madamcholet said :

I’m so thoroughly disappointed by what seems like a total lack of desire for people to extend themselves to do something a little better.

All the comments on here sound like my mother in law -“it’s inconvenient TO ME, therefore we shouldn’t be doing it”…well DIDDUMS, GET OVER IT.

I am guessing by the random capitalisation in your post that your mother in law is probably just trying to get a rise out of the idiot her offspring married. Hook, Line, Sinker.

00davist 3:56 pm 14 Sep 11

Waiting For Godot said :

00davist said :

Anyway, Back on topic;

One thing johnboy mentioned, that has been missed in the discussion, is the choice to advertise only on FM and WIN, that does seem odd to me.

Anyone able to come up with an idea as to why Just WIN for the telly, and no AM on the radio??

Perhaps they realise that the only people naive and gullible enough to swallow their greenie crap about “sustainability” are the little kiddies and other airheads who listen to FM radio.

If they tried to put that crap on 2CC it would be laughed off the air.

I listen to FM, and i can tell you now, I aint buying this sh*t!

Waiting For Godot 3:53 pm 14 Sep 11

00davist said :

Anyway, Back on topic;

One thing johnboy mentioned, that has been missed in the discussion, is the choice to advertise only on FM and WIN, that does seem odd to me.

Anyone able to come up with an idea as to why Just WIN for the telly, and no AM on the radio??

Perhaps they realise that the only people naive and gullible enough to swallow their greenie crap about “sustainability” are the little kiddies and other airheads who listen to FM radio.

If they tried to put that crap on 2CC it would be laughed off the air.

00davist 3:53 pm 14 Sep 11

Thumper said :

Yes, but has anyone thought about the children?

Why, do they come in plastic bags now?

That’s awfully convenient!!!

Thumper 3:40 pm 14 Sep 11

Yes, but has anyone thought about the children?

00davist 2:21 pm 14 Sep 11

Anyway, Back on topic;

One thing johnboy mentioned, that has been missed in the discussion, is the choice to advertise only on FM and WIN, that does seem odd to me.

Anyone able to come up with an idea as to why Just WIN for the telly, and no AM on the radio??

Jim Jones 2:00 pm 14 Sep 11

00davist said :

Jim Jones said :

00davist said :

If you don’t want to do a THOROUGH amount of research before you make claims, that’s your choice, and it is my choice whether i take what you have to say seriously, which i don’t, as you cant seem to provide more than your own PERSONAL interpretation of some ABS stats.

Thats hilarious; apparently my ‘personal’ interpretation of those oh-so insignificant ABS stats is exactly the same as major news organisations (how odd, what a frightening coincidence):

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-07/claims-cost-of-living-is-undermined-by-abs-report/2875194
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/earning-150000-and-whingeing-heres-a-reality-check-20110607-1fqsu.html

Of course, we can safely ignore the ABS and the ABC and the Age and the rest, because you’ve done all that really thorough research, which consists of … I dunno, maybe you asked your dog or something.

No, I just did my own research, and came to a different conclusion to you, which your mind seems to be having trouble with.

I’m bored with you now, you seem to me to be nothing more than the type of person who thinks all those who have a differing opinion are beneith him, the kind who rather than saying “I disagree” says “Your Wrong”.

The kind of person it’s not really worth having a discussion with, becase they will just keep telling you they are right, and you are wrong.

I have done My research, I have read countles editorials as well (which are opinions, beleive it or not) and I have come to a different conclusion to you, that does not make me stupid, less reaserched, or uneducated, and it certainly does not make me wrong.

Good Bye Gerry!

That’s awesome – more ‘evidence’!

00davist 1:17 pm 14 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

00davist said :

If you don’t want to do a THOROUGH amount of research before you make claims, that’s your choice, and it is my choice whether i take what you have to say seriously, which i don’t, as you cant seem to provide more than your own PERSONAL interpretation of some ABS stats.

Thats hilarious; apparently my ‘personal’ interpretation of those oh-so insignificant ABS stats is exactly the same as major news organisations (how odd, what a frightening coincidence):

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-07/claims-cost-of-living-is-undermined-by-abs-report/2875194
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/earning-150000-and-whingeing-heres-a-reality-check-20110607-1fqsu.html

Of course, we can safely ignore the ABS and the ABC and the Age and the rest, because you’ve done all that really thorough research, which consists of … I dunno, maybe you asked your dog or something.

No, I just did my own research, and came to a different conclusion to you, which your mind seems to be having trouble with.

I’m bored with you now, you seem to me to be nothing more than the type of person who thinks all those who have a differing opinion are beneith him, the kind who rather than saying “I disagree” says “Your Wrong”.

The kind of person it’s not really worth having a discussion with, becase they will just keep telling you they are right, and you are wrong.

I have done My research, I have read countles editorials as well (which are opinions, beleive it or not) and I have come to a different conclusion to you, that does not make me stupid, less reaserched, or uneducated, and it certainly does not make me wrong.

Good Bye Gerry!

00davist 12:31 pm 14 Sep 11

Anyway, Back on topic;

One thing johnboy mentioned, that has been missed in the discussion, is the choice to advertise only on FM and WIN, that does seem odd to me.

Anyone able to come up with an idea as to why Just WIN for the telly, and no AM on the radio?

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