Sometimes you just have to laugh...a nicely irreverent take from The Telegraph. The 5p bag charge is agood thing - the damage to wildlife and the environoment that they cause is absolutely awful and in other nations introducing a charge has proven to reduce them enormously. And if you don't want to pay 5p it is easily avoidable - bring your own. This is what Jean asid at the end of last year when it was finally agreed that England would join other naitons and charge ‘This deal is a breakthrough. Plastic bag litter blights urban areas as well as our matchless countryside - while also seriously harming animals, especially marine life. It’s hard to think of a better symbol for our throw-away society.
‘This marks the first time we have binding measures at EU level to reduce this waste. EU member states will have to do something to reduce single-use plastic bags but they will be able to choose how to do it: either they introduce pricing for plastic bags or equally effective measures, or they deliver on ambitious reduction targets.'
05/10/2015 15:01 - facebook
Yes this is a picture of the Labour leader, but it's the link to the Evening Standard's letters page in which Jean's letter on #airpollution and the sorry legacy of the Mayor is published. This follows on from the update earlier in the week about GMB research into unacceptably dangerous air pollution.