Another Town comes out against Plastic bags !http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7119808.stm
Its about time that more towns followed suit. Hopefully more and more people will realise that in times gone by evry housewife had a shopping bag that was used hundreds and hundreds of times. There's a whole generation of shoppers out there that have been conditioned to expect to be given plastic bags in just about every shop they go into.
I can see why plastic bags with brand names are popular though. If you go to more than one shop whilst out shopping its a way of demarking which goods you have from which shop. It can't be nice to be acused of stealing goods that you have actually purchased from a different store.
I also wonder how much greener paper bags are than plastic. They are obviously far more bio degradable than plastic, but I wonder at just what cost to the environment they come at.
What compensation do you think the plastic bag producers will be asking for ? :smt103