Shop­ping bags

Central Leader - - News -

It is a plea­sure to see when one is go­ing to the lo­cal su­per­mar­ket that in­di­vid­ual shop­pers are now tak­ing their own shop­ping bags more fre­quently.

This is not only good for the en­vi­ron­ment that we are us­ing less plas­tic bags but there are other ad­van­tages such as less lit­ter, par­tic­u­larly around su­per­mar­kets, and it is much bet­ter car­ry­ing break­able items such as glass bot­tles in stronger car­rier bags.

Su­per­mar­kets should not charge ex­tra for plas­tic bags but rather shop­pers should be ad­vised of the nu­mer­ous pos­i­tive rea­sons to bring their own bags.

A cam­paign like this will al­ways be more suc­cess­ful if is vol­un­tary. Penalty charges, or taxes on bags is def­i­nitely not the way to go. WILLIAM CAIRNS


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