'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 18 August 2008

Plastic bag alternatives

I am pleased to see some UK supermarkets are phasing out plastic bags.  Here in NZ, they are still used , but there is encouragement and increasing social pressure not to... and to buy the supermarket re-useable ones.  And they are certainly nice and cheap at 99c each.  But I often seem to leave them either at home or in the car.  And my kids give me a hard time for using my willow basket or string bags  (too much association with the 'granny' image).
But this is a neat idea.  Little bags that roll up like socks.  Nice colours too.  And washable so you can get the potato-soil out.  Flip & Tumble.  


  1. For a few years, we have rarely had to grab any supermarket bags. Taking your own bags is an easy habit to get into. I just wish there was more we could practicably do to save our planet. Refusing supermarket bags seems like a drop in the ocean.

  2. Well done, YP. I guess every little bit helps. I read somewhere that every day in New Zealand five plastic bags are used per head of population. I couldn't believe it, until I thought of all the plastic that comes around the biscuits, the meat, in the letterbox, the DVD's etc etc...


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