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BIG grocery retailers have warned consumers the Rudd Government will introduce
a compulsory charge of between 25 cents and $1 for each plastic checkout bag.
As families are being hit by spiralling interest rates and inflation, Labor's Environment Minister Peter Garrett is moving to introduce the charge on shoppers in a bid to protect the environment.
But Coles and Woolworths believe the "shopping tax" will cost shoppers anywhere between $650 million and $2.5 billion a year, depending on the extent to which consumers phase out their use of the plastic ralph lauren uk kids
The $650 million figure is based on a charge per bag of 25 cents to be levied by the retailer at the checkout.
While this is believed to be the cost Federal Treasury and Mr Garret are proposing, some state governments in private discussions have raised the prospect of a $1 charge per bag, which would net some $2.5 billion.
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has learned that former NSW environment minister Phil Koperberg had told senior grocery industry figures a charge of $1 was preferred in this state.
Retailers believe the levy would force only 30 per cent of shoppers to immediately cease use of all plastic bags, with 70 per cent continuing to use the bags and being forced to pay the charge.
The average weekly family shop, according to the supermarket giants, involves a dozen plastic bags. At 25 cents a bag it would mean an extra $156 a year minimum on the household budget. At $1 a bag, the figure spirals to $624.
The costs are based on Clean Up Australia's estimates, which suggest there are 3.76 billion plastic bags issued a year. Environment group Planet Ark puts it at more than five billion.
The grocery chains are concerned they will face the brunt of any consumer backlash against the new charge, which is on the agenda for a state and federal ministerial council meeting of environment ministers on April 17.
The Rudd Government went to the election with a policy to "use economic instruments" to reduce the use of plastic bags.
Laws requiring the supermarket chains to impose the charge would come at state level, but with walltowall Labor governments, this is regarded as a fait accompli.
The Rudd Government is wary that the industry and consumers will label the levy a "new tax" so it will force the supermarkets to impose it, rather than the Government. This raises questions as to where the huge windfall to the retail giants would be spent, and where the money would go in ralph lauren dids
the case of smaller supermarkets.
But the industry says there has been no discussion with the Government on this aspect of the issue.
They say at a time when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has promised to do all he can to bring down family living costs, it is an extra impost.
"People are already focussed on the price of what's going in the bag," said one industry figure. "Now they'll need to worry about the costs of the bag itself."
Another senior industry source said: "Even if everyone switched immediately to green bags which they won't at $1 a bag this will add around $12 a shop for the average working family for their initial shop after the plastic charge is introduced.
But there will be ongoing costs each time they've forgotten (to take) their bags to the supermarket.
The life cycle of the green bags is also overstated so one would assume that many families would be replacing them regularly during the year."
Industry sources also say the environmental concerns over plastic bags have to be weighed against the much bigger carbon impact of producing ralph lauren sale uk
and transporting heavier material green bags.
Rather than a ban or a levy, the supermarket giants would prefer that the Government funds a research and development study into the use of biodegradable plastic bags.
Senior government sources declined to respond directly to the industry claims, saying a number of options would be on the table at the April 17 ministerial council meeting.
But they confirmed that a compulsory bag charge would be among them. They said Mr Garrett's preferred option did not involve a "new tax" and that a "compulsory charge" would be much simpler for supermarkets to administer than acquitting a tax.
"It would be much simpler for them (the supermarkets) to administer than a tax and they could still blame governments for the charge," a government source said.
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Police asked Nguyen if he was having problems with the scooter and noticed a strong smell of marijuana, Wendel said. Police said they found several small plastic bags containing a plantlike substance, which tested positive for marijuana.
The officer also noticed the man he was with, Channoreark Nhun, 20, of 385 Main St., holding a digital scale, "the kind used to package drugs," Wendel said. Police said a plastic bag sticking out of Nhun's pants pocket contained a green substance that allegedly tested positive for marijuana.
According to police, Nhun was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school.
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