Wednesday , October 27 2021

The bleeding obvious

In Australia supermarkets have cut the number of plastic bags they hand out by 30 per cent, although other shops have barely started on this blindingly simple, obvious, and even cost-saving environmental measure.

So why has this move not even started in Britain? I spend an amazing amount of time telling shop assistants, often two or three times: “No bag thanks. No, really. No bag!” Most look as though no one has ever said that to them before.

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About Natalie Bennett

Natalie blogs at Philobiblon, on books, history and all things feminist. In her public life she's the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

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