'Vintage' plastic bags for sale for $5
IT seems one Queenslander has found a silver 'liner' to the plastic bag ban.
Roma resident Peter Power has bagged the attention of Facebook users, by posting an ad for his 'vintage' single-use bags.
The post on the local Rural Sell, Swap and Buy Facebook page drew hundreds of likes - and more than a couple of questions.
"Do you have any other colours?" one commenter asked.
"Is there a payment plan?"
"My hubby wants to know if there is a guarantee on the handles," was another.
Mr Power binned bag-quality fears, stating his collection was some of the finest plastic originating from the shelves of the local Woollies.
And how much to get your hands on a piece of this fantastic plastic you ask? He has set the price at a cool $5 a bag.
Mr Power said he has always been a big bag connoisseur.
"Yes, I have a love for the bags, and I must say I have been collecting them for over 25 years.
"I reckon I have around 50 right now...though I must admit - some are second hand.
"I'm fairly happy with the response I guess," Mr Power added.
"It really took off to my surprise."
Mr Power may be onto a gap in the market. All single-use plastic bags will disappear from supermarket and store check-outs come July 1, as the government's state-wide bag ban comes into affect.