They Had It In The Bag Until The Bags Cost 5p

Sometimes saving the planet costs more than just 5p http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-35694164

Steve McSteveface

In the UK, Scotland are always the trendsetters and England follow. England have just introduced the “plastic bag rule” but since October 20th 2014 in Scotland every retailer will charge 5p for every new carrier bag issued…

The post that follows is what I thought at the time and let’s just say that a year on I have enough “bags for life” to last me a hundred lifetimes!

Why the charge? Didn’t the ozone layer grow back? Surely now we can be cut some slack on the “save the environment” nonsense? I for one will NOT be paying 5p for a carrier bag even if that means I have to juggle my shopping all the way home…

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8 thoughts on “They Had It In The Bag Until The Bags Cost 5p

      1. It sure is..especially when I don’t carry the bags in my vehicle and then remember it after all the shopping effort 😦

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