If plastic bags were a quid each I’d still happily buy them

27th December 2018 Off By Tuckered

Charging for plastic bags clearly isn’t working, despite the initial fauxtrage.


We’re lazy, want instant gratification, and are happy to pay a premium for convenience. In fact, I thought bags were already 10p, because I always get the stronger ones, you know, incase they split under the weight of a bottle of red and 5 Pot Noodles on the 50 yard journey back to my car.


We live in consumerist, throw-away, society. Populated by cunts more than happy to spend a fiver on a brew for fuck’s sake, so 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p – It won’t make a difference.


The onus to save the whales shouldn’t be put on Joe public. I mean, I care obviously, I have a cupboard full of 10p bags which are safely away from the sea, for now, until I forget about the plight of the dolphins and callously chuck them out one day.


I know what I should be doing, I should be re-using them, but that requires forethought. Actually making a conscious decision to put some in my car, then actually remembering to take some into the super market with me. It’s not going to happen, I’m not a 75 year old woman.


If the government are serious about tackling plastic waste then why not penalise the shops? Force them to find alternatives like paper or cardboard.


If I had an option between a £1 hemp bag or a £5 bag for life, then I might think twice!

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