The #BanTheBag campaign has won, and Coles and Woolworths are phasing out the single use plastic shopping bags across the nation. Although some of us, like Andrew Bolt saw it as a Green Gimmick.
It is no gimmick, unlike our new feature where we will be assigning a new theme week, almost every week. Each paying tribute or making people aware of causes that are usually missed by the mainstream media, and therefore the public.
Apparently Australians get through 3.2 Billion a year just from Woolworths, and with many of these still hanging around the houses of Australia, the question is if there is anything we can do with them once they are banned.
We at The Gurgler are nothing if not helpful, and we’re not even that helpful, but why not give the plastic shopping bag the commemoration as an unsung Australian it deserve with a theme week – National Do Something Creative With Free Plastic Shopping Bags Week.
The hope is that with so many Plastic Shopping Bags around we can encourage the Australian public to enjoy these bags before they are gone, and use them creatively before they are disposed of thoughtfully.
So what will you come up with for National Do Something Creative With Free Plastic Shopping Bags Week. You could have a street party where all residents can compare and award the very best.
Why not submit your idea with the hashtag #NationalBagWeek or send your best NDSCWFPSBW ideas or pictures to our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winner of the best idea will get nothing, except our award for best use of Shopping Bag.
Here’s a few of our favourite suggestions for ways you can celebrate National Do Something Creative With Free Plastic Shopping Bags Week.