On Wednesday Coles announced their decision to backflip on the initiative to ban plastic bags completely.
After suggesting that shoppers are not ready to make the transition, the supermarket giant declared that they will continue to supply thicker plastic bags to their customers free of charge.
And while many people aren’t so happy about this decision, Steve Price was rejoicing over the matter.
“They’re back. The bags are back,” Steve said with a smirk while waving a plastic bag in his hand on last night’s episode of The Project.
As if you do your own shopping”.
— The Project (@theprojecttv) August 1, 2018
Steve then found himself in a heated debate with advertising executive Dee Manigan who argued that Coles has made a misstep with this decision and should expect ‘huge backlash’ considering the majority of customers are actually behind the bag ban.
“These are keyboard warriors,” Price spoke over her. “What about the people who actually go and do the shopping and who have said to Coles, ‘No, we want our plastic bags’”.
“10 million plastic bags end up in NSW in the environment every year… we need to start the change somewhere,” Dee explained before being interrupted yet again by Steve.
“You talk about plastic bags in the ocean, yeah that’s in South-East Asia, it’s not here. How many people in Dubbo are killing porpoises with plastic bags? None,” Steve said while calling her statistics ‘incorrect’.
It wasn’t long before social media blew up over the feud with many infuriated over what was coming out of Steve’s mouth as he continued his rant over the top of fellow guest Dee.
The way Steve Price just mansplained plastic bags to @deemadigan on #TheProjectTV was completely ridiculous and embarrassing. How about we stop talking down to people who know what they’re talking about, hey
— Sophie Taylor 💫 (@sophieettaylor) August 1, 2018
Hey @theprojecttv I rarely tune in these days and tonight I remembered why. Letting Steve Price rudely talk over @deemadigan whilst she attempted to intelligently participate conversation you invited her to participate in… Rubbish IMHO 🙄
— Amy Linnea Muratore (@amy_linnea) August 1, 2018
@theprojecttv Steve Price needs an education with such a self obsessed archaic view. Try watching War On Waste in iviewhttps://iview.abc.net.au/show/war-on-waste #BanTheBag #WarOnWasteAU #theprojecttv
— Michele W-B (@MicheleBaron) August 1, 2018
#TheProjectTV Steve Price ….. Wow! So out of touch with the challenges that plastic bags present to our eco-system
— Debbie McNamara (@DebbieMcNamara2) August 1, 2018