Guardian Unlimited Business | | Tesco offers carrot to reduce use of plastic carrier bags

Tesco are trying to present themselves as all eco-friendly by this move – but their “biodegradable” bags will still take years to degrade in the landfill sites where they will end up. I really can’t see why Tesco in Ireland can say a charge on plastic bags is a great idea, while their English counterpart says they have to continue to offer them free. Ther answer to this problem is so bleeding obvious – charge for plastic bags, and as we have seen in Ireland, use of them will plummet.

CC BY-SA 4.0 Slow progress on plastic bags by Dr Rob Spence is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.