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Plastic bag thefts on the rise from supermarkets as ban looms

With the hotly debated plastic bag ban fast approaching, Countdown supermarkets across New Zealand are reporting a sharp rise in thefts at the checkouts. This week, the supermarket giant announced their plans to implement a mass cull of the shopping staple within a fortnight, across sixty-seven stores, with the Final Countdown ending on October 8. All South Island branches as well as a handful in the North Island will no longer supply plastic bags after this date. However, immediately after the announcement went live, supermarket staff across many branches began… Read More