Pay 5p for a carrier bag? I'd rather use a coat with loads of pockets...
How far would you go to avoid paying 5p for a plastic carrier bag?
Use of disposable plastic bags in supermarkets has fallen by 80% since the 5p charge was introduced – and penny-pinching shoppers are going to extreme lengths to avoid buying them.
Waste and recycling company BusinessWaste.co.uk asked shoppers what they had used in place of a disposable bag.
Here are some of the more unusual answers:
Builder’s bucket (“I’m a builder, I’ve got loads of buckets. What a money-saver”) Car blanket tied up at all four corners (“I do it all the time now, the till operators think it’s very clever”)... read more
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