Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Plastic Bag Debate



As you may already know, a levy has been introduced in effort to reduce the amount of plastic bags in use in supermarkets and retailers - and it's safe to say the news has the public divided. Frankly I think it's ridiculous that it has taken this long for the government to implement this ruling. We are the last country of the UK to start charging 5p for the use of a single carrier bag - of which the proceeds do not go to the government but instead retailers are opting to donate the extra pennies to worth while causes; H&M to UNICEF and Tesco to environmental improvement projects. 

To coincide with the plastic bag charge, Marks and Sparks have collaborated with UNICEF and the legend that is Barbara Hulanicki to release limited edition tote bags made from recycled linen that are also made in Britain! The bags are now available in stores and online and £1 raised from each bag will be going to UNICEF to help children in danger all across the world. 

I'm so happy to be able to add this special tote to my ever growing collection of shopper bags - its fabulous design and origin is proof that you can do something good and still look good doing it!

As always, I'd love to know your opinion on the debate - so please comment below, tweet me @dimplesdiaries or snapchat me @hannah-dimples your thoughts!

Thanks for reading folks!



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11 comments

  1. I don't understand why people are finding this so hard in England. I've been using recyclable shopping bags for years. I guess most people are just afraid of the different. Hopefully they will grow up and realise they have the option to just carry their own bags and not spend any extra money.

    Joana x
    journal.joanaggomes.com

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  2. I am so glad this has finally been properly introduced. It should have been years ago!!XX

    www.LUCY-COLE.co.uk

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  3. I think it's a really good thing you're doing in using those bags. Interestingly, we can't seem to manage that in Germany either, although we are maaad recyclers...
    cute blog and blog name btw!

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  4. Love!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  5. love the tote
    i think it's a good thing that people are being discourage to use plastic bags and encourage to use reusable bags
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  6. I think it's great, I've been using bags for life for ages (habits picked up from my Mum) and think it's really good that it's now been properly introduced for companies. Added bonus is that charities are getting a bit of money on the side from this! Xx

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  7. What a gorgeous tote! I'm perfectly happy to pay when I forget a bag, and it'll remind me to keep the stash of bags nearby when I'm out and about. It definitely makes you stop and think for a moment about whether you need a bag and that pause for thought can only be a good thing in my opinion!
    xxx
    Chambray & Curls // Ethical Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

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  8. I was actually happy that they went through with this law. Korea and many other country has been doing it for a while and i personally think its very effective!

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  9. interesting...

    www.royalediary.com

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