Some people have been campaigning against plastic bags for ages. The Co-op’s banned plastic bags in Devon and Cornwall, still in that neck of the woods, Modbury is the first town to ban plastic bags and councillor Sheila Newman hasn’t given up on banning plastic bags here in Chorlton.
All great stuff!
And all will be surprised to hear that it is not they, but the Daily Mail which has secured a government clampdown on plastic bags thanks to a campaign lasting just three days (not even Prince Harry in Afghanistan could knock this off the front page).
… apparently PM Gordon Brown owed editor Paul Dacre a favour.