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Bayside Council makes video telling locals how to open a plastic bag

Your rates hard at work! Council is slammed by homeowners for making a ‘patronising’ video telling them how to open a PLASTIC BAG

  • A Melbourne council made a bizarre video teaching how to open a plastic bag 
  • The video was posted after launching a new food and green waste initiative  
  • Council says feedback from manufacturers and residents warranted instructions
  • They aim to reduce the 14,000 tonnes of food waste from the council each year

A Melbourne council has been slammed for posting a bizarre tutorial video teaching homeowners how to open a plastic bag.

The video was shared on the Bayside Council website after the launch of its new food and green waste recycling program. 

On the 15th of July, the council changed the red lid on waste bins to a new green lid, turning the regular rubbish bin into a food and green waste bin. 

The council also gave householders a small kitchen caddy bin and a year supply of compost bags in the roll out.

A Melbourne council has made a bizarre video (pictured) teaching how to open a plastic bag

The bizarre video was posted to help locals open their compost bags, and even came with an attached document featuring the video transcript.

‘Here’s how to open your bags,’ the video narrator says. ‘Rip it off the roll, fold out the sides, take the top of the bag with your thumb and finger and rub together to open the bag.’

‘Now you are ready to use the bags to recycle your food waste in your caddy!’

The video (pictured) tells householders to rub their fingers together to split the bag open

The video (pictured) tells householders to rub their fingers together to split the bag open

The tutorial (pictured) is part of a new green waste recycling program from the council

The tutorial (pictured) is part of a new green waste recycling program from the council

A Bayside Council resident told the Herald Sun they thought the video was unnecessary.

‘I found it quite patronising because I know how to open a plastic bag,’ they said.

Steven White, the council Director of Environment, Recreation and Infrastructure, said feedback from other councils warranted the video. 

‘Councils indicated a need for instructions to open the bags. These are printed on the bag,’ Mr White said in a statement.

The Council have handed out compostable bags and small kitchen bins (pictured) to locals

The Council have handed out compostable bags and small kitchen bins (pictured) to locals

'Now you are ready to use the bags to recycle your food waste in your caddy!' (pictured)

‘Now you are ready to use the bags to recycle your food waste in your caddy!’ (pictured)

‘We are receiving a small number of enquiries from residents and Council has produced a video showing how to open the bags.

‘The video was made in-house at no cost.’

The aim of the new service is to reduce the 14,000 tonnes of food waste sent from the council to landfill every year. 

The food waste bins are taken to recycling facilities on collection, where the waste products are used to make compost for Victorian farmers. 

The council aim to reduce the 14,000 tonnes of food waste sent to landfill each year

 The council aim to reduce the 14,000 tonnes of food waste sent to landfill each year

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