EDI­TOR’S LET­TER

The TV Guide - - CONTENTS - With TV Guide Edi­tor Julie Eley

It has taken a cou­ple of weeks but I think I’m fi­nally get­ting the hang of the su­per­mar­ket ban on plas­tic bags. Ad­mit­tedly I didn’t get off to the best start – jug­gling a cauliflower, bot­tle of Det­tol, and chicken in one hand and the dog lead in the other as I walked through Wark­worth. Yes I could have bought a plas­tic bag but it seemed against the spirit of what the sin­gle-use ban was try­ing to achieve. It’s not that hard to take your shop­ping bags with you to the su­per­mar­ket – our par­ents did it all the time – it’s just a ques­tion of ac­quir­ing the habit. And re­ally, wouldn’t it be nice if it was just the start of things to come – with less plas­tic and Sty­ro­foam pack­ag­ing on ev­ery­thing we bought and if su­per­mar­ket aisles weren’t full of fizzy drinks in plas­tic bot­tles? I know we’ll never elim­i­nate plas­tic from our lives but as some­one who has a cup­board full of plas­tic bags, I know some­thing has to change – and maybe our grand­chil­dren will thank us for it.

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