First bottles, now bags. The UK’s mass-circulation conservative Daily Mail newspaper has today launched a “Banish the Bags” campaign to rid the country of plastic bags.
The front cover of the paper has a photo of a photogenic family laden down with orange carrier bags after a supermarket shop, followed by an equally large photo of a sea turtle drowning after swallowing a plastic bag.
It looks like the Mail missed last week’s anti plastic bottle campaign, and is running fast to catch up. The Blog is on holiday, but has been shaken awake by the crashing noise of bandwagons being jumped on.