Bag charge is really a scam

editorial image
Have your say

This 5p plastic bag tax is just another scam in the name of caring for the environment.

I was in a supermarket the other day and saw a sign warning that they’d no longer be able to give away ‘free plastic bags’ after October 5.

But plastic bags aren’t free. The cost is part of the price of whatever you buy, along with things like staff wages and utility bills. So we’re already paying for our ‘free’ plastic bag even before the 5p tax.

I care about the environment but we’re getting ripped off here. I wonder what ‘danger to the environment’ they’ll dream up next. I know one thing though, the solution will cost us money.

Carl Green