In South Australia we’ve had to bring our own shopping bags to the supermarket for ten years.
We complained about it, now we don’t even think about it.
If you forget to bring a bag you buy another one.
We’ve got a boot full.
It felt slightly subversive going to the east coast and getting free bags when shopping there.
Now the rest of Australia are going BYO bags.
People are losing their minds.
One supermarket chain opened all their checkouts to cope with delays.
Another was giving away free their purchasable bags for free.
How long will it take people to adjust?
Personal experience says pretty quickly.
What is it that people think they’ve lost that accounts for the upset and aggression?
The bags are just extra packaging to bring over-packaged items home in.