Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mail launches Bin the Bag

Is it Poles or Romanian's,the BBC,Social do gooders or fat cat employers.

No the Mail this morning launches its campaign to rid the country of Plastic bags?

Its front page headlines

Banish The Bags: The Mail launches a campaign to clean up the country ... and the planet

A rather strange campaign you would have thought for the Mail to run,at last finding a green consciousce

According to the paper

An astonishing 13billion free single-use plastic bags are dished out by Britain's High Street stores every year. These flimsy bags - a byproduct of crude oil - are issued at the rate of more than 800 a year to every family in the land.
Typically they are used for only 20 minutes before being thrown out. But they will take up to 1,000 years to rot away. If the Normans had used plastic bags in the 1066 invasion, archaeologists would still be digging them up today.

and amid numerous tales of wildlife being killed by ingesting these items,you can sign a petition to Gordon Brown

we would welcome urgent action to force supermarkets to do more to reduce the number of bags that they hand out and encourage people to switch to re-usable alternatives
and get

an eco-friendly super-strong cotton carrier bag to give away FREE for every reader.
Instead of packing your shopping in carrier bags from the supermarket, just take our reusable bags with you every time you go and you'll be doing your bit for the environment.
Made from 100 per cent unbleached natural cotton, each one carries a "Bags of Ethics" label inside, which means it has been ethically produced in a fairtrade facto

So does this mean a change for the paper of Middle England.Let's wait and see

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