Turtally unacceptable. This is my stance on using plastic carrier bags as of now - just in time for the retail tax of 5p per bag which will come into force next week.
It’s not necessarily the cost of the carriers that has spurred me into action, more the shame. After all, an extra 50p on my weekly shop is not going to kill me, but the thought of MY ten carrier bags killing our wildlife and seeping their nasty plastic toxins into our soil, well that’s not a nice feeling to have on my conscience.
And anyway, I’d really quite like my children to have a nice Earth upon which to live. Preferably one with an ozone layer and endless supplies of oxygen. Yet the fact is I could fill my very own landfill site with the amount of supermarket carrier bags I bring home. It’s a dirty habit and it’s got to stop.
Like you, I don’t purposely set off to the supermarket with the intention of causing environmental harm. Instead I innocently dash out the door with 30 minutes to spare before school pick up and forget to take some scratty old bags with me. I need a reminder, and who better to help me carry out my new bag resolution than Orla Kiely?
These bright, cheerful and ever so stylish Tesco shoppers will be kept in my car boot ready to fill with wholesome, organic, 100% biodegradable produce. Well alright, let’s take things one step at a time.
At the moment I am content in the knowledge that I’m not killing turtles, or puffins, or even pesky old seagulls for that matter. What’s more, my trolley is no longer a 4 wheeled sin bin, but a source of bag envy for queues of Orla Keily fans at every checkout. Even my kids are happy. Grateful that the sorry day will never come again - when the flimsy old carrier bags collapsed and cleaners were called to rescue us from a puddle of Sauvingon Blanc just past isle 9.
Get your sturdy, stylish Orla Kiely shoppers from Tesco before carrier bag D-Day on 5th October.They’re pretty and they can take their booze. Exactly the eco-inspiration I need.