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Bags to be banned at supermarkets

Supermarket giant Woolworths will take the huge step of getting rid of plastic bags in the next 12 months.

The move has prompted rival Coles to follow suit.

Melbourne Radio's 3AW Drive found out more from Woolworths on Friday.


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The move will also extend to Big W and BWS stores, which are owned by the Woolworths Group, and is expected to be in place by July 2018.

"We currently give out more than 3.2 billion lightweight plastic bags a year and hence can play a significant role in reducing overall plastic bag usage," Woolworths Group chief executive Brad Banducci said.

"Our customers can also expect further commitments in reducing plastic use in all parts of our supply chain, especially in fruit and vegetables."