A couple of months ago, there was a rather energetic discussion on the RA about the future of plastic shopping bags.
More recently, there was an obscure vox pop in the Chronicle and some official phone polling too (nobody calls me).
Well, it seems that it’s all part of a new Government campaign. Stanhopia is spending $85 000 on call centres and card tables because it really wants to know how Canberrans use plastic shopping bags, and whether Canberrans are concerned about their use of plastic bags.
They say they’re even canvassing ‘options’ including bans (a la South Australia), the introduction of a levy, and alternative bags suitable for mass public consumption.
Card tables will be appearing at some local shopping centres soon (Tuggers gets the double chance):
- Sunday August 30 Belconnen Fresh Food Markets 9am-12pm
- Tuesday 1 September Westfield Belconnen 9am-5pm
- Wednesday 2 September Canberra Centre 9am-5pm
- Sunday 6 September Tuggeranong Hyperdome 9am-5pm
- Tuesday 8 September Gungahlin Marketplace 9am-5pm
- Wednesday 9 September Tuggeranong Hyperdome 9am-5pm
- Tuesday 15 September Cooleman Court 9am-5pm
- Wednesday 16 September Erindale Shopping Centre 9am-5pm
- Thursday 17 September Woden Plaza 9am-5pm