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xmoneyx
05 Oct 15 08:08
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up here Scotland,we have had it over a year

it's amazing what types of bags people will bring into supermarkets

Scotland alone Almost 130 million fewer single-use bags

a guy highlands uses a suitcase to avoid chargesExcited

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By:
bix
When: 05 Oct 15 08:48
No problem paying 5p for a bag if the cash went to charity or a special environmental fund but it seems it's just extra profit for the shops.
By:
xmoneyx
When: 05 Oct 15 08:54
try McDonald's--Excited
By:
Dr Crippen
When: 05 Oct 15 10:30
Many supermarkets abroad won't let you take your own bag into the store.
While in the UK if you took your own bag into the store you stood out and might attract the attention of the store detective.

Now with everybody bringing their own bags the shoplifters should have a field day.
It will certainly take the heat off them.
By:
rob_dylan
When: 05 Oct 15 10:37
A sensible policy for a better Britain.
By:
padlock
When: 05 Oct 15 11:03
Exactly, have a shopping bag you can use often,simple
By:
Doctor Feelgood
When: 05 Oct 15 11:54
I'm gonna buy some Aldi bags and use them at SainsburysShocked
By:
Dr Crippen
When: 05 Oct 15 12:09
5p a bag so what?
We'll just carry on as normal anyway.
By:
brendanuk1
When: 05 Oct 15 12:11
point is people dont carry on as normal and it cuts use of plastic bags dramatically
By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 05 Oct 15 12:31
It may be 5p today but who's to say next year it won't be 20p? Plain
By:
Hound-Dog-2
When: 05 Oct 15 12:35
This 5p for a plastic bag is going to bring chaos to the pricing structure in Poundland. Angry
By:
HH Sultan Vinegar
When: 05 Oct 15 12:36
I got a free bag for life yesterday in Tesco. It felt like getting on one of the last choppers out of Saigon.
By:
Ovalman.
When: 05 Oct 15 12:39
We've had this tax for 3 years now. While I'm fine with paying it the governemnt aren't transparent on where the funds are going. If it's a green tax then it should be used for green issues.
By:
Ovalman.
When: 05 Oct 15 12:40
Oh and more profit for Tesco's as you won't get the green points for re-using your own bags.
By:
HH Sultan Vinegar
When: 05 Oct 15 12:46
heard today that someone had found a discarded brand new England rugby shirt in a plastic bag.

FFS don't people realise plastic bags are worth 5p now?
By:
bix
When: 05 Oct 15 13:09
Cuts down on plastic shopping bags but as a lot of people use the bags in their waste bin it will mean more plastic wastebin bags sold.
By:
xmoneyx
When: 05 Oct 15 13:37
my bag for life asda lasted till the car park
By:
lfc1971
When: 05 Oct 15 13:50
It is creating desease and risks food poisoning, what a filthy place Britain is...i do not want people bringing their disgusting bags into the food counter.
By:
lfc1971
When: 05 Oct 15 13:52
They have their bags weapped up in their trouser pockets...as they go to the toilets.
By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 05 Oct 15 14:19
Rob - did you have a post removed? Something about feckless feckers?

Not surprised - dreadful misuse of language. Surely someone who is feckless is by definition without feck.
By:
alun2005
When: 05 Oct 15 14:31
Wales has had the 5p a bag experiment in progress for several years now. And I personally haven't experienced any complaints from the shops when you bring your own bag. The supermarkets actually encourage it by selling you what they optimistically call "A Bag for Life" for around 15p.
By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 05 Oct 15 14:35
I acquired a bag for life 15 years ago when I got married.
By:
dustybin
When: 05 Oct 15 14:35
The point of plastic bag reduction is fine, but shops introduced the plastic bag not consumers ffs.
What is more supermarkets arnt committed to the reduction themselves, if you purchased homeshopping you would always get around 5 individual items in separate bags not withstanding raw meat simply because it was more important for the shops to profit by having an inefficient pick routine.
No customer would put single items into individual bags.
Its just further kowtowing to enterprise.
By:
rob_dylan
When: 05 Oct 15 14:42
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/pathetic-little****-cant-wait-to-argue-over-5p-bag-charge-20151005102605
By:
lfc1971
When: 05 Oct 15 14:43
We are using more plastic bags than ever before. People need to line their kitchen bins and would use supermarket bags for this, nothing was wasted. Now you need to buy plastic bags just for all these everyday uses....there has been an increase in plastic bag production since this tax was brought in, the government are manipulating the figures as always.
By:
ebulGery
When: 05 Oct 15 14:54
i_agree_with_nick  • October 5, 2015 2:35 PM BST 


I acquired a bag for life 15 years ago when I got married.


Laugh
By:
lfc1971
When: 05 Oct 15 14:59
Listen carefully to what government spokespeople and green campainers say, use of plastic bags down 70, 80% 90% in Scotkand, Irekand. Someoneis telling fibs....have we heaed manufacturers ofbags complain? no, they know what is happening and are not  to be troubled.
By:
sidthekid
When: 06 Oct 15 16:56
One shop I use has showed common sense by replacing their "Tissue Thin" plastic bag with a Stronger one for 5p,
meanwhile the ethical shop oc-po, still uses these thin bags for 5 pence and shoppers can be seen walking down the road or to their car with the laundry powder boxes and microwave meal boxes, tearing their way out of the bag and shopping being strewn around FFS CryCry
By:
dustybin
When: 06 Oct 15 17:14
what happens at the self check outs?
do you have to ask a passing supervisor like fooking oliver twist?
By:
jamesdean
When: 06 Oct 15 17:19
They have bags stacked up at the self checkouts. You have to type in how many bags you have used and they charge you the required amount.
By:
dustybin
When: 06 Oct 15 17:45
really?
that'll be open to abuse....unless they look out for plastic bag theft ffs
By:
Coachbuster
When: 06 Oct 15 18:58
should be £1 a bag , 5p is a  worthless amount
By:
sidthekid
When: 06 Oct 15 19:38
Then the shoppers would be going in with their 50-90 Litre heavy duty plastic bag with handles,
10 for a £1 LaughLaugh
By:
billybongo
When: 06 Oct 15 20:27
Why have they never introduced paper bags like in usa
By:
Tommy Toes
When: 06 Oct 15 20:31
Tesco have been delivering veg and fruit in strong paper bags (with handles) since about the turn of the year in Stoke.

Perhaps they'll go a step further and start providing them for everything?
By:
Tommy Toes
When: 06 Oct 15 20:52
It's the online delivery men I feel sorry for if the customers have opted out of their goods being delivered in bags.

How long is it going to take a customer to unpack their crates by hand, especially if they have the delivery at the door?
Then, it will be the delivery men who'll get it in the neck for being late on their scheduled deliveries.

Tesco informed me by email that they will be making a standard extra 40p charge on all deliveries if you ask for bags.

Well, I'm not paying that - so will have my deliveries without bags.
However, wheras it now takes just a few minutes to pick up the bags from my back door and take them into the kitchen, it will take a considerably longer time.

I always return my plastic bags on the next delivery to the driver anyway - thus am creating no waste.
I'll just be creating extra time now - and hope the delivery drivers don't suffer for it.
By:
doantwin2easy
When: 06 Oct 15 21:02
forced to carry my booze out by hand today, in plain sight, at a busy petrol station.

they've not thought the humiliation factor through at all.
By:
Tommy Toes
When: 06 Oct 15 21:03
hahaha!
By:
Ibrahima Sonko
When: 06 Oct 15 21:05
Need a brown paper bag.
By:
Zazu
When: 06 Oct 15 21:12
I don't understand why you wouldn't carry on as normal unless you were an absolute peasant.

Few item man shop, max 3 bags. Hardly need to notify the bank manager over 15p
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