shoppers at the warehouse often go plastic free to save money
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The number of disposable plastic bags issued by the warehouse store has dropped by 67 since the company began charging it 10c fees in April 2009.
Greg Nelson, The Warehouse Group\'s environmental planning manager, described the cut as \"sharp and sustained \".
In the 12 months ended February 2017, around 12 warehouses with more than 90 stores nationwide were ordered.
There are 7 million plastic bags, compared with 14.
1 million of the previous year.
The proceeds from the sale of plastic bags in each store are donated to local charities, schools, relatives, Plunket and community groups. More than $3.
Since 2009, $8 million has been raised through bags in the warehouse, of which $412,600 has been used for non-
Reasons for profit last year.
The data on the use of plastic bags in chain stores came after 65 mayors and chairs from across New Zealand\'s parliaments recently signed a letter calling on the government to tax plastic bags or give parliament power.
Kiwis throws it away every year.
According to the Ministry of the environment, 6 billion plastic bags.
Many people will eventually be on our waterways, which can be fatal to marine life.
Sustainable coastline volunteers and staff have picked up 140,000 plastic bags from New Zealand\'s beaches and coasts since the start of charity activities, and founder Sam jud said that among the garbage they collected, there are 75 disposable plastics.
Retailers in tititirangi, Theo cranan, also operate locally-
Leading the suburban movement became the first place in New Zealand to have no plastic, encouraging shoppers to choose reusable bags instead of disposable plastic.
Michele Powles, a member of the community action group Love tirangi, said that during the three weeks since the initiative was launched in July 2 (
One day before the International plastic bag free day)
About 1500 fabric bags were provided to local stores for customer use and returned with the support of more residents.
\"Supermarkets are clearly the place with the largest number of plastic bags, and they report a sharp drop in the number of plastic bags --
So much that we can\'t meet the demands of reusable bags.
\"The liquor store has now completely stopped offering plastic bags and you have to specifically ask if you want them.
They estimate that there are only about one person who wants to use plastic bags now, so it is very good in a short period of time.
\"The organization wants to maintain the momentum of the cause and is looking for other ways to reduce waste,\" she said.
Powles told the Herald on Sunday that other communities around Auckland are now starting to make their own bags for locals.
\"Now we need the active support of the government because there seems to be a lot of community support to achieve that.
\"While Love Titirangi would prefer plastic bags to be completely banned, members are willing to support tax collection,\" Powles said . \" Obviously, there are many complicated factors behind this, there are many political factors behind it, how much tax is, where the money goes, and all these problems need to be looked.
\"But it\'s done overseas, so you don\'t need to re-invent the wheel.
\"In the UK, after the government introduced a mandatory fee of 5 p per bag in October 2015, the consumption of disposable plastic bags fell by more than 85 months.
The proceeds from the sale of plastic bags were donated to charity.
If New Zealand imposed a similar tax on plastic bags last year, sales of about $0. 16 billion will not be chargedfor-
If consumption remains the same and profits remain the same, charities will get $24 million if consumption drops by 85.
Despite pressure from local agency leaders, especially Wellington mayor Justin Lester, the central government has ruled out the possibility of following Dr. Nick Smith, UK environment minister, but has given up his support
Plastic recycling project
But the environmental charity says the tax is meaningful and the money it generates will help them do more.
Matt Dagger, managing director of kebosh, Wellington, said that the funds for the sale of plastic bags were reallocated to sustainable developmentfor-
Profits are \"natural \".
\"Such a tax is levied to reduce the damage to the environment caused by plastic bags.
\"As a small organization, Kaibosh collects about 20,000 kg of the quality unused food from retailers every month, and by contacting community groups that already have contact with people in need, distributing it to dagger said it was not eligible for government funding.
Therefore, it is \"unrealistic\" to increase funds through taxation \".
Sam Judd, founder of the sustainable coastline, said the introduction of taxes and the use of the funds generated by taxes to finance environmental work is like a \"double tax\"edged sword\".
\"It can reduce consumption, and it can also fund work to further reduce consumption and affect littering.