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Plastic carriers in decline

Date Published: 11/12/2008

It looks like the initiatives to cut down on plastic carrier bag use are starting to pay off, according to this piece from the Indy. That’s good news and it does seem that the supermarkets are taking it seriously – especially as you can’t go into one now without the cashier asking “do you need a carrier bag” in a tone that suggests that you’re little better than a Texas oil baron if you do.

Personally I forget to take a re-usable bag more often than not, but that’s the point isn’t it? Re-education. We have to learn new behaviours and we’ll all get there slowly.

Of course an alternative would be our highly sought-after compostable carriers, which are selling like hot cakes and won’t spend decades defacing hedgerows even if they are ‘given their freedom’ from a car window!