They are being used like the old one use bags. As a result supermarket consumption of plastics is still growing no matter how much they are cutting use in other areas. This was a news item on the radio this morning.
Yesterday I watched a clip suggesting that using cloth bags is more damaging for the environment than plastic because a cloth bag must be used 131 times before the emissions used growing the cotton, making the bag etc is the equivalent to making that number of thin plastic bags. The person making the clip obviously thought that the chances of anyone using a bag that often was beyond belief or possibility. It struck me as being quite reasonable.
I have still got every cloth bag I have ever been given, not all are used for shopping, they are used for all kinds of other purposes around the house and garden.
Why is it that so many people, especially younger people, do not 'get it' when it comes to reducing plastic use and would rather buy a bag for life every week, than have a shopping bag in a pocket or bag. So many of them walk round with great big sports bags and rucksacks, and a cloth, bag or one made from recycled bottle bag takes up so little space.
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