The trick is to carry your own bags. It’s easy when you plan to go shopping: you just take a bundle of those ugly green bags you can buy in any supermarket.
So, borrow a bag from someone, wrap it up in your shirt, maybe even simply carry it…
Do not, whatever you do, accept a plastic bag across the counter. There is simply no need.
The real test is to change your habits. Add ‘Bag’ to that checklist you run through as you walk out the door. You know the one. It goes like this, “Key. Money. Phone. BAG.”
A good silk bag costs around $6
You have to keep a bag handy, always
Places to go
Buy fresh food
Say no plastic bags
Sydney consumes more than 500 million bags each year.
There are enough bags in the world. Don’t you think?
I’ve got my own bag, thanks.
Read how the English town of Modbury became the first in Europe to ban plastic bags outright.