Monday, May 15, 2006
An almost throwaway snippet in the Daily Mirror a few days ago:
'Tesco vow to go green': Tesco is to make all its carriers [sic] bags
biodegradable by September. And it aims to slash the four billion
plastic bags it gives away free by a quarter within two years in a
new green initiative. But Lim Dem Chris Huhne said: "Biodegradable
bags themselves can have an adverse impact.'
That's it, verbatim. For such a small piece, I found a lot going on
One is the significance that only now are they tackling this issue. 4
billion bags!!!! Anyway, at least they are now. Next up is the quite
fair point Mr. Huhne made. I have still to get to the bottom of this,
but the last I heard was that biodegrading let off greenhouse gasses,
and that is high on my 'first thing to stop' list. Plus the fact that
'once they are gone, they're gone'. Of course not having them is the
optimal option, but surely recycling is better?
I'm interested to find out what this new initiative may be. Maybe the
phrase '..it gives away free...' is a hint. What's the betting
there's a cost coming? The do need the money, after all.