,,,, is all the fuss about the 5p. charge for plastic shopping bags?
For heaven’s sake They should be banned completely, horrible and unnecessary things that they are.
For those people complaining about ‘having to pay for them’ – here’s what you need to know:
You don’t need to! You don’t need plastic bags!
Buy a shopping bag or two or three. You can get them on Ebay for 99p. Put your purchase inside them. Put the bags in your car, or carry them home.
Unpack, put perishables in the fridge.
My grandmother used string bags. Bacon, meat, fish – all uncooked – and cheese were served well wrapped in thick greaseproof paper. At home, they were put into the larder – a cool part of the kitchen.
Surely there are more worrying issues in the world than paying a few pennies for something you don’t need, and which is a blight on the environment?