Dollar King and the Environment


Helping reducing the burden on our planet Earth

Since mid 2011, Dollar King has implemented the “Plastic Bag Ban” throughout our ACT stores. In cooperation with the ACT Government, all lightweight plastic shopping bags were removed from our ACT stores.

Why ban plastic bags?

The purpose for banning plastic bags supports reducing wastage and minimising the harm caused to the environment by non-degradable plastics. These plastic bags are designed to be used once and then thrown away. Planet Ark research shows that these plastic bags stay in the landfill and generate waste that will take 50 generations to decompose.

What does this mean to our customers?

From the 1st November 2011, all ACT customers are encouraged to either:

  1. Bring Your Own Bag, or
  2. Purchase a biodegradable shopping bag at 10c each*
    Biodegradable Bag
  3. Purchase an environmental shopping bag which you can use over and over again for only $1.00

*In support of our customers with this transitional change, Dollar King will provide a free biodegradable plastic bag for every $10 purchase. Management would like to thank our customers for their continual support for our Business and our causes.

For further information, visit www.environment.act.gov.au