Thursday, 29 September 2011

Daily Telegraph: "Never mind the global economic collapse: what about plastic bags???"

Link to Daily Telegraph

"Cameron's ultimatum to supermarkets yesterday was perhaps his most cherishable lunacy yet:
"Britain’s biggest supermarkets are today given an ultimatum by the Prime Minister: radically reduce the number of plastic bags you hand out by choice, or I will force you to by law.

David Cameron warns that unless stores deliver ‘significant falls’ over the next 12 months, they could either be banned outright from giving out single-use bags or be legally required to charge customers for them.

The Prime Minister says it is ‘unacceptable’ that the number of single-use carrier bags rose last year by 333 million – a 5 per cent increase from the previous year. Environmental campaigners say the bags, used for only 20 minutes on average, take up to 1,000 years to degrade."

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