It gets my goat when you go shopping to places like M&S, TK Maxx, WHSmith, Holland & Barratt spend a penny or several pounds rather and then they make you pay for the privilege of a scrap of plastic to take home your purchases in the name of protecting the environment. I mean if they genuinely cared about the environment there are so many other options.
- They could give paper bags ( Replacement trees could be planted and they decompose and cost would be comparable to plastic bags).
- They could give biodegradable plastic bags. (Environment friendly and comparable price).
- They could give material bags. They could justify the cost by them being say promotional tote bags which they give free if X amount is spent or you can purchase if required amount is not spent. They would be reusable (environment friendly) and a walking advert which would justify the cost.
So personally I think it is crap that they insult you by making you pay to carry your purchases out of their shop!