Wednesday, 28 January 2009

You can't win

I refused a plastic bag in the corner shop today. The shopkeeper said:

"Good on you! You know that in China, it's illegal to give carrier bags away? The customers have to pay for them. In China if I give you a bag for free, I get a three thousand Euro fine."

And I said, "That's an excellent idea, reducing bag pollution and that."

And he said, "Yeah. When they brought that law in, twenty thousand people lost their jobs in the plastic bag factories."

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