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Probing the polls: is Halloween a trick or a treat? Are reusable plastics an empty gesture?

Michael Weaver 11 November 2019
Woolworths

This week, we’re asking whether you would buy products in reusable containers, rather than single-use plastic packaging? Photo: Westfield Belconnen.

Trick or treat? It seems the tricks of Halloween are not a treat for Canberrans.

Last week’s poll probed whether our readers thought Halloween should be celebrated here in Australia. While there were lots of people dressing up for various Halloween-themed events, we asked if you participated in trick or treating?

More than two-thirds (622 votes) of the 993 voters said, No, I can’t stand being taken over by American culture.

However, there were still 371 votes for the response, Yes, it’s a bit of harmless fun and the kids love it.

This week, we’re probing whether Woolworths in Canberra should join a national trial allowing customers to buy products in reusable containers, rather than single-use plastic packaging. Would you buy these products?

Customers will be able to receive products in reusable containers, delivered right to their doors. Commonly used products such as washing detergent, shampoo, juice or ice cream will be sold in customised, brand-specific, durable packaging delivered in a reusable shipping tote.

When finished, the empty containers will be picked up from home or can be dropped back at a nearby Woolworths store before being cleaned, refilled and reused, creating a circular shopping system.

The scheme, called Loop, will be trialled in supermarkets before a full launch in 2021.

There were lots of mixed comments in reaction to the story, including “Good idea, I like it!” to, “Nah, more things to forget”.

So tell us your thoughts in the poll below. We’ll publish the results next week.

Woolworths in Canberra will join a national trial allowing customers to buy products in reusable containers, rather than single-use plastic packaging. Would you buy these products?

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