Coles to hand out free reusable bags until Sunday night

COLES has announced it will waive the cost of their 15 cent reusable bags for the next three days to help customers transition away from single-use plastic bags.

The 15 cent ‘Better Bags’ will be free in all Coles stores in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia between now and Sunday night.

Coles Chief Operating Officer Greg Davis said its customers had been fantastic through the transition.


“We want to do everything we can to help our customers,” Mr Davis said.

“For some, it can be difficult to get into the routine of bringing your own bags to the supermarket or know exactly how many you may need for your entire shop.

“To help our customers during this transition period, we’re pleased to help out by offering our customers complimentary reusable plastic bags in those states where single-use plastic bags have been removed for the first time.

“We’re really grateful for the way our customers have responded and this is a small way we can say ‘thank you’ and help them with the transition.”

“We’ve invested in extra customer service during this period and our team members have provided terrific support.”

The Coles ‘Better Bag’ is made from 80 per cent recycled material and can be recycled via the RedCycle bins now at all Coles supermarkets.

Woolworths last week announced it would offer its customers complimentary 15c reusable bags for 10 days after its decision to roll out the plastic bag ban early backfired.

Woolies’ reusable bags will continue to be available at no charge to customers caught bag-less until Sunday night.