'Is this a joke?': Customers furious at use of plastic in Woolworths' after bag ban

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter

Customers are continuing to voice their concerns over the use of plastic packaging across Woolworths stores in the wake of their plastic bag ban.

Several images have appeared online of apples packaged in plastic cylinders at the supermarket giant on Tuesday – just six days after the nationwide chain pulled single-use plastic bags from stores.

One concerned customer took to the supermarket’s Facebook page to share an image of the cylinders.

“SOOOOO glad you no longer provide plastic bags…like, is this a joke?! What is wrong with you people????!” she captioned the post.

An image of the packaged apples faced the wrath of the internet after being shared to Reddit. Source: Reddit
An image of the packaged apples faced the wrath of the internet after being shared to Reddit. Source: Reddit

A similar photo of the fruit was posted to the online forum Reddit, accompanied by another tongue-in-cheek caption.

‘Well done Woolworths for getting rid of those plastic bags,” it read.

The post was inundated with comments lambasting the use of plastic in selling the product.

“What ever happened to paper bags? Not everything has to be encased in plastic,” one Reddit user wrote.

Some users did suggest the complaints over the use of plastic were becoming excessive but others hit back labelling the supermarket’s behaviour as “hypocrisy”.