Saturday, 22 March 2008

More Plastic Bag "News"

Sainsbury's managed to get onto Radio 2's Saturday 1pm news bulletin today by announcing that they would be asking their customers to re-use their plastic bags. Is this really news or a way of plugging their brand? Do people really not understand that it would be a good idea to re-use their bags?
Am I the only one thinking that they are using the plastic bag issue to exploit the media and gain fabulous free advertising. I remember, going back some years, Sainsbury's gave 2p back for each bag we brought and re-used. This was a good thing and they provided a money box so you could give this money to a local charity. Maybe they still do this. My point is they didn't exactly make the BBC news with it.
The idea is always REMEMBER to carry a bag - its that easy.
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3 comments:

Dumuro said...

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Lobster and swan said...

Hello!

I live in hastings too, and reading this is reminding me of the horror of all those old plastic bags that hang in the trees around the recycling area like wispy plastic ghosts suffocating the trees up at our sainsbury's store. They look so horrible.

I love what you are doing here : )

Weirdly I read about your bags about a year ago on an american blog, only to discover you are a little closer to home!

Dumuro said...

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