Opinion: Follow France’s lead in plastic bag battle

In France, people not only bring their own bags but pack their own groceries as well.
In France, people not only bring their own bags but pack their own groceries as well.

GS: FOLLOW ANCEPLASTIC AGS: FOLLOW RANCE

I AM unsure how long the plastic bag saga has gone on.

I am not sure if it is an issue for any one person or business.

I commend Boomerang Bags in trying to change the scene.

It’s going on nationally. In rural France I have used big supermarkets where not only are no bags provided, but you pack your own groceries as well.

Is it also worth asking can we start from the top, as in the major retailers.

At 37 billion bags to landfill per year in Australia alone, perhaps we need to start at both ends of the chain.

JOHN LOUNDES

East Fremantle