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Woolworths' customer praises store's new bag alternative: 'So good'

A Woolworths customer has praised a brand new initiative she spotted inside her local store last week.

The Sydney shopper shared a video on TikTok revealing Woolworths Bondi Beach Metro now offers boxes for customers to use.

Woolworths Bondi free boxes.
The Woolworths shopper noticed the boxes on offer at Sydney's Bondi Beach store. Source: TikTok

"Well done Woolies," she wrote alongside the clip showing off one section of the store. The designated area shows several bags hanging from wall hooks and underneath is a stack of vegetable boxes waiting to be reused. An overhead display signs say, 'Pick a cardboard box' and 'Take a bag if you need it. Leave a bag if you have a spare'. The idea is for shoppers to take a bag if they've left theirs at home They can also leave one for another customer too. Or if they'd prefer to skip the bag entirely, they can choose a box instead, and the idea has been praised online.

The TikTok user appeared excited by the move. "Guess what Woolies has done now? An entire station where you can take a bag or you can leave a bag," she said. It was "so good" Woolworths was offering up boxes as well, she added.

Woolworths 'open to exploring' idea in other stores

Others praised the new idea too. "About bloody time boxes were brought back," one wrote. "Good idea," said another.

It's not yet known if the initiative will be carried out across all Woolworths stores, a spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia.

"The community-led initiative started in our Bondi Metro store as a place for customers to leave their unused bags for others to use, particularly in an area frequented by many tourists," they said in a statement. "The store has also now added in boxes to carry groceries too, something we're open to exploring further in other locations after seeing great feedback from local shoppers like this."

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