Plastic bags are bad for the environment. Right?
They are non-biodegradable and are a by-product of petroleum, so that makes sense.
Paper bags are good for the environment. Right?
They can be manufactured out of recycled paper; can be recycled themselves, and are biodegradable. That makes sense.
“Friends of the Irish Environment” [whoever the fuck they are] are losing the run of themselves, and want a paper bag levy now, on top of the plastic bag one.
The fucking idiots have somehow reached the conclusion that “paper bags have a greater adverse impact than plastic bags”.
Methinks they have been too intimate with paper bags lately, and there was a solvent involved somewhere.