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."
Old Town, San Diego
13 hours ago