Avoid plastic bags

To avoid accepting plastic bags at the shop, don't forget to have reusable bags with you. Better still, remember your reusable produce bags for fruit and vegetables (the ones in the picture are Onya produce bags). Before 2013, when Tasmania moved to thick plastic bags (made with three times the amount of plastic), we were accepting over 100 million bags a year in Tasmania (based on the 2007 Australian 3.9 billion plastic bags assumption). Post ban the number would still be very large, so it is well worth investing in some reusable carry bags and bags for your fruit and veg.