Woolworths says it will hand out free reusable bags for the next 10 days as its customers get used to its ban on single-use plastic bags.
The free offer does not apply to the NT.
Woolies stores in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia stopped providing free single-use plastic bags last week and the offer of the free reusable bags - which would normally cost 15 cents - will only apply in those states and until July 8.
Getting into the habit of bringing along reusable bags had been a challenge for some shoppers, Woolworths managing director Claire Peters said on Friday.
"We've listened to these customers and heard they just want a little extra help from us to get through the transition to a more sustainable way of shopping."
Woolworths said the majority of customers were bringing their own reusable bags but some have been caught short by underestimating how many bags they require.
Australian Associated Press
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