Observer Food Mag is coming out this Sunday and flagged up by email today. Nigel Slater - who I really do love - is tackling the plastic bag issue. Nigel carries a bag...he also sings the praises of Anya Hindmarch for her planet saving five pound bag. Well, I am trying not to be bitchy here but last week I saw someone coming out of Lidl carrying their shopping in one of Anya's bags and it struck me that it was the first time I'd actually seen one being used to actually carry shopping. When the bag was launched I was pretty thrilled that the issue had become such a hot topic so I signed up for the Anya Hindmarch email newsletter. I now get updates on her latest bags and guess what - they each cost about a month's rent and the environment only gets a mention when she gets another f***ing award for I'm Not a Plastic Bag.
Meanwhile back in the real word...There is an elderly lady in a corner shop in Hove who sews shopping bags out of odd bits of fabric and sells them to her customers for a pound - I think she should get an award.
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- Carry-a-bag began about five ago when I was fuming about plastic carrier bags stuck in trees, washed up on the beach and generally messing up the planet. It began as a little idea but one morning I woke up thinking "don't take a carrier bag just remember to carry a bag. And now I make bags all the time.
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