Woolworths to phase out single-use plastic bags over 12 months

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Company says it gives out more than 3.2bn plastic bags a year but will now offer reusable bags instead

Single-use plastic bags will phased out from Woolworths Group stores Australia-wide by July 2018, the company said on Friday.

The decision means lightweight bags will no longer be offered to customers at Woolworths supermarkets, Big W and BWS, joining Woolworths Group stores Dan Murphy’s and Cellarmasters, which have already stopped offering single-use bags.

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