Is The Plastic Bag Obsession a Distraction?
We love George Monbiot, but is he off base this time? he thinks that reusable bags are a distraction: "they permitted the rich and famous to telegraph their green credentials while still running the Aga, the Range Rover, the yacht and the second and third homes in far-flung parts of the world. By buying the bag, they could tick another box: now, among their other attributes, they were environmentally conscious." He concludes that all they do is "ensures that everyone feels better about themselves, while continuing to trash the biosphere just as we did before."