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Posted in city of fremantle, environment, local government, plastic, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on June 13, 2018


The ban for single-use plastic shopping bags will come into effect from July 1, so supermarkets and other retailers will no longer be allowed to hand out the free plastic bags we have been using for decades.

The City of Fremantle, one of the country leaders in getting the shopping bags banned, will give away free reusable shopping bags. They can be collected from the Visitor Centre at the Townhall and at the temporary council building at Fremantle Oval.

I do have one suggestion to make and that is to decentralise the hand-out of the free reusable bags, as it is not fair to the people of Samson and other outer suburbs to have to come all the way into the city centre for it.

Why not have some of the bags for collection at the Samson Recreation Centre, the Hilton Community Centre, etc. We have become very CBD-centric in Fremantle and Council needs to improve on that!

Roel Loopers

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  1. bigjulie said, on June 13, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Another solution would have been to have a drop box for “used” clean bags? Along the lines of a Good Samies drop box, but smaller………. save them up and then share them.

  2. Edward Lewis said, on June 13, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    In east freo they got the local soccer club to deliver them!

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