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