Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Bags I First!

There seems to be a lot of fuss about Wales (http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/southwalesnews/Deadline-charging-plastic-bags-revealed/article-1478285-detail/article.html) claiming to be the first UK location to devote energies to replacing 'free' plastic shopping bags with paid-for items that are more re-usable (and hence lessen the drain on oil reserves, limit the need for land fill and reduce the danger to wild life, including jellyfish-seeking turtles). Many other countries (e.g. Ireland and Italy) have have been much quicker to act in this respect and I note that as much as 5 years ago many French supermarkets charged for tough plastic shopping bags that I still use today.

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