Harris Farm Markets culls plastic bags

Posted by Andrea Hogan on 29th January 2018

Harris Farm Markets co-CEO Tristan Harris (L) with Chairman and founder of Clean Up Australia, Ian Kiernan AO (R)

Harris Farm Markets will no longer supply plastic bags to customers at its registers as of this week.

Following Harris Farm Markets’ “ban the bag” campaign in 2017, an initiative that saw the supermarket encourage its customers not to use plastic bags, Harris Farm has now stopped supplying the bags altogether.

Both Coles and Woolworths are expected to stop supplying single-use plastic bags to their customers by the end of 2018.

Harris Farm Markets Co-Chief Executive Officers, Angus, Luke and Tristan Harris, said Harris Farm Markets is proud to be the first major retailer in Australia to remove plastic bags at registers entirely.

“We are all in this together and believe that we can make a huge impact as we continue to drive change within our stores and nationwide,” the Co-CEO’s said.

“Our decision to remove plastic bags has resulted in an immediate positive change and we encourage all Australian retailers and shoppers to get on board to totally #BanTheBag from registers.”

Harris Farm Markets will not be offering paid-for plastic bags at its registers for customers but will provide free cardboard boxes. The supermarket will also offer free paper bags for a transitional period and will sell environmental bags.


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