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October 13, 2023 2 min read

Coles Goes Green with Compostable Produce Bags in SA Stores!

Welcome back GFZ's!

Coles, one of Australia's leading supermarket chains, is taking a step towards sustainability by introducing home-compostable produce bags in its South Australian stores. 

Why is this such a big deal? Well, let's dive right into the compost pile of information and see 3 reasons why this initiative is worth talking about!

  1. Earth-Friendly Material: These eco-friendly bags are made from natural materials like cornstarch and are designed to break down completely in home-composting environments. Unlike their plastic counterparts, these bags won't stick around for centuries in landfills or pollute our oceans.  

  2. Reducing Plastic Waste: Coles' decision to ditch plastic bags for compostable ones is a step towards reducing the alarming amount of plastic waste that ends up in our environment. We've already said goodbye to single use shopping bags reducing thousands of single-use bags from landfill, so this step is long overdue. Knowing Coles has over 21 million weekly shoppers, this decision has an enormous impact!

  3. Convenience Meets Consciousness: You don't have to sacrifice convenience for sustainability. These compostable bags are just as sturdy and easy to use as regular plastic bags. Plus, you'll feel great knowing you're making a greener choice.

How to Dispose?

When you're done with your shopping and it's time to bid adieu to your compostable bag, you can pop it into your home compost bin. These bags are designed to decompose alongside your food scraps and garden waste, leaving no trace behind. 

If you don't have a home compost bin, simply dig a hole in your soil, cut up the bag and pop it in. The worms will think Christmas came early!

Of course, we will always promote to bring your own bags (we have some plastic free ones here) because reuse beats single-use every day!  However, we love how Coles' initiative is an example of how big companies can make a hug positive impact on our environment. 

Together, we can turn the tide against plastic pollution! We are ♡ 

Until next week, we think you'll love this story here about how we became carbon positive!

Much love, 

GFZ Team xox 

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